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Quick Guide to Getting Community Needs Data

A three-step guide to finding the data you need to communicate early childhood-related community needs in your area.
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How the Number of Young Children in Illinois is Changing

The general population in Illinois has been on the decline for the past few years, but have the numbers of young children in our state followed this trend?
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Illinois Early Childhood Collective Projects Share Resources for Learning at Home During Trying Times

Two of our Early Childhood Collective partners are offering resources on how to keep young children learning at home during trying times.
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Special Feature: Early Care and Education Services Map for Illinois

This map shows early care and education services sites for the state of Illinois based on the most recent data available.
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What Can the Data Really Tell us About the Number of Young Children Experiencing Homelessness in Illinois?

Access to accurate data on the number of young children and families experiencing homelessness in Illinois is a critical first step in crafting effective policies to address the problem.
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Infographic: Illinois Publicly Funded Early Childhood Programs

This new infographic lays out age eligibility, funding streams, and administering agencies for the range of publicly funded early childhood programs in Illinois.