Provides links to other data sources and reports for Illinois early childhood.

Illinois Risk and Reach Report
The Illinois Risk and Reach Report is a set of data tools that includes a comprehensive early childhood focused report and interactive website compiling analysis of child well-being indicators in relation to state investments in three domains: Family Stability, Health, and Early Care and Education. The Illinois Risk and Reach Report is a collaborative effort of the Erikson Institute, Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM) and Voices for Illinois Children.

KIDS COUNT Data Center, Illinois
The KIDS COUNT database, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, contains state-level data for over 100 measures of child well-being, including the measures used in the “KIDS COUNT Data Book” and “ The Right Start for America’s Newborns.”

State Profiles (National Center for Children in Poverty)
The National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) provides data on demographics, early childhood (health, care and education, parenting and economic supports), adolescence, and family economic security.

National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER): State(s) of Head Start
State(s) of Head Start is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration, state-by-state.

Early Childhood Program Leadership Illinois Profile
Addressing the need to increase the competency of early childhood program leaders in all sectors of the field has been compromised by limited information and irregular data collection across the states. Check out this comprehensive, cross-sector resource!

Illinois Interactive Report Card
This site maintained at Northern Illinois University for the Illinois State Board of Education provides data by schools, districts, and other regions on test results, Adequate Yearly Progress, students, teachers, finances, and other related topics.

Illinois Department of Human Services: Child Care Reports
An annual report is submitted by DHS to the Governor and Illinois General Assembly about the status of its child care programs. These programs are administered by the DHS Bureau of Child Care and Development and include the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and the Quality Improvement Programs.

Child Care and Early Education Research Connections
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections is a web-based, interactive database of research documents and public use data sets for conducting secondary analyses on topics related to early care and education. This website contains research and data resources for researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and others.

Illinois Action for Children – Child Care in Cook County: Elements of Child Care Supply and Demand
This report discusses the demand for and supply of child care in Cook County. It presents data on children and poverty; the number of child care providers and their capacity; average child care rates; and the type of care sought by parents using Action for Children’s Resource and Referral service.

Early Childhood Care programs Supply and Demand
Provides information on the need for and availability of early care and education programs for low-income children in Chicago, maintained by Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago for the Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.

Using Data: Tools and Resources for Collaborations
Check out this resources developed by Illinois Action for Children. Using a systems approach requires systems thinking.

The Economic Returns to Early Childhood Education
Lynn Karoly, a senior economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School in California, reviews the evidence related to benefit-cost analyses and investment in greater access to preschool.

Who’s Caring for the Kids? The Status of the Early Childhood Workforce in Illinois
Source:McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, National-Louis University, Early Childhood and Parenting

Health Statistics
The Illinois Department of Public Health provides data on a large number of health measures.

Illinois Department of Employment Statistics
IDES provides data on unemployment for counties and cities. See “Current Monthly Unemployment Rates.”