Center for Language and Early Child Development

Early Childhood Education

Preschool for All Children Age 3 to 5 Years

What's New? (8/10/16)

This website provides Illinois and National Data Sources on Early Childhood Services and is useful in measuring the capacity of—and need for—early childhood services in the state of Illinois.

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  • FY 15 Programs for Birth to 3 Years Old  (3/15)
  • Excel File excel spreadsheet
  • FY 15 Programs for 3 to 5 Year Olds (3/15)
  • Excel File excel spreadsheet

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Resources (8/4/16)

New tool available for agencies planning or starting Preschool program pdf file (9/13)

Getting Ready: Preparing to House Your Pre-Kindergarten Program is a new tool available free from the Illinois Facilities Fund. Getting Ready is an interactive, online tool to help nonprofits plan ahead for housing a new Pre-K program. In three steps, the tool will help an organization assess its space needs, evaluate the fit of any facility with its program goals, and identify any renovation or modification needs.

Press Release

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If you have further questions about Early Childhood services in the State of Illinois, please feel free to contact the Early Childhood Division at 217/524-4835.

Division Administrator: Cindy Zumwalt 

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