University of Illinois Urbana‑Champaign

Illinois Early Childhood Dashboard

Illinois builds on the value that its mixed delivery system should provide universal supports and targeted interventions so that all children receive the supports they need to reach their optimal outcomes. The Early Childhood Dashboard will track the progress of the Illinois strategic goals and objectives.


Children running into a school with backpacks on


Expanding accessibility and equity to early childhood care and education services

Colorful cut-outs of children holding hands in circle (graphic)


Enhancing coordination and collaboration across multiple types of early childhood care and education services

Graphic of Gateways circles of quality


Improving the quality of early childhood care and education services

Young teacher playing with child on desk - both wearing masks


Addressing recruitment, retention, compensation, equity, and professional development of the early childhood education and care workforce

Mother kneeling down and talking to her kids

Economic Security

Number and percentage of Illinois children birth through age 5 living in families with income at or above 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL)

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Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS)

The percentage of Illinois children demonstrating readiness in development areas of the KIDS Assessment