Additional ECEC Resources

Illinois Early Childhood System Overview

The early childhood system is complex and fragmented because it is made of different programs and funding streams. Sometimes it may be hard to understand how to best serve children and young families in Illinois. The videos on this page are intended to help parents, individuals, and organizations understand the programs part of the early childhood system.

Collaboration is a way of working and an organizational structure. Illinois early childhood system collaborations aim to address complex issues that a single organization or sector can’t solve alone.

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KIDS Data: A Guide for Early Childhood Collaborations