Early Childhood Education

Preschool for All Children Age 3 to 5 Years

Note: Documents in PDF File .pdf format may contain form fields. In order for them to work correctly please visit to download the latest version of Adobe Reader.

Topic New!

Topic Webinar Archive

Topic Head Start Collaboration

Topic Toolkits

Topic Early Child RFP Archive

Topic Budget Information

(all pdf file)

Topic Reporting

Topic Accountability: Monitoring and Continuous Quality Improvement

Topic Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards (IELDS) pdf file

(Final Version - 9/13)

Topic Illinois Preschool for All Implementation Manual  pdf file

(296 pages, 12MB) (9/11)
The Implementation Manual is designed to serve as a guide for administrators, teachers and other staff of Illinois Preschool for All programs.

Topic Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM)


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.

Topic New tool available for agencies planning or starting Preschool program pdf file

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.

Topic Press Release

Topic Resources

Topic Program Contact Lists