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From Our Corner: A Message for 2021 from IECAM Project Director Dawn Thomas

Data are found everywhere—Amazon, Etsy, our medical records, and bank statements. We know data are found at the U.S. Census Bureau. We know data are a part of the ongoing COVID-19 work. But are we truly aware of the part that data play in our everyday lives?
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Local Solutions to COVID-19 Challenges: Illinois Head Start Programs Share Their Stories

This interactive story map explores how three Head Start programs in Illinois have responded to COVID-19 challenges.
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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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Countdown: IECAM’s Top Ten Resources in 2020

This countdown of the most popular IECAM resources over the past 12 months offers a glimpse of the interests and needs of the Illinois early childhood community during this difficult year.
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What is ExceleRate Illinois? A Q&A with Toni Porter from INCCRRA

Have you ever wondered what a child care program’s Circle of Quality level means, or how and why it has been awarded? This video and infographic lays out the basics of ExceleRate Illinois, a quality improvement and recognition program for early childhood settings.
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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.