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First Chicago Early Childhood Integrated Data System (CECIDS) Maps Released

Published: March 22, 2023

Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot has announced the first publicly viewable Chicago Early Childhood Integrated Data System (CECIDS) maps. The interactive data maps provide insights into how many children are eligible for services in each Chicago community and where those services are located.

The maps will be part of a larger data dashboard made possible through partnerships with Northern Illinois University (NIU), Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS), Carole Robertson Center for Learning, Chicago Commons, Henry Booth House, EasterSeals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford, Start Early, and Third Sector Intelligence (3Si). The dashboard and website are administered by NIU and will be updated as new data becomes available.