Are you looking for Illinois early childhood data to support a grant narrative or fill out a required grant-related form? You have come to the right place! Click on the links below to access tools, resources, and grant-writing guides.

Guides, instructions, and walk-throughs

Data and information sources


  • Database Search This is a quick search for early childhood and demographic numbers. This tool produces instant Excel spreadsheets for selected areas, years, early childhood services/programs, and demographics.
  • Quick Data Reports This tool produces a quick ready-made report for a selected area on these topics: Child Care, Early Care and Education Services and Population, Publicly Funded Preschool, and Head Start. Note: this tool is in the process of being updated.
  • Multiyear Search This tool allows you to compare tabular data for a single data type (PFA, Head Start, etc.) over multiple years. Great for identifying trends and changes over time.
  • Data by Topic Search Find IECAM data by topic.
  • Additional Data A collection of data not currently available in our searchable database.
  • Maps and Visualizations (by topic)

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