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About Partner Plan Act and Illinois Action for Children

Welcome to the Partner Plan Act website – a central place for early childhood education professionals to learn more about how to expand, deepen, or build new local early childhood collaborations in your community.

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Plan Together

Using Data: Tools and Resources for Collaborations

On August 29, 2017, Partner Plan Act hosted a webinar called Data-Driven Community Planning to share information and tools for collaborations to use data in their community planning.

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Work Together

How Can We Get More Men Involved in Our Programs?

You often hear school staff wondering out loud about how to get more men engaged in the planned activities for families.

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Partner Together

Communities can have a greater impact by working together and incorporating diverse perspectives to create thriving partnerships.

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Plan Together

When communities plan together, they are better able to address complex community problems through systems-level change.

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Act Together

Communities engage in a continuous learning process to improve outcomes for children and families while advocating for state-wide systems change.

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Learn Together

Build the capacity of your local early childhood collaboration to strengthen community systems.

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Join the community

Community sign up form

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Upcoming Training

2020 Partner Plan Act Conference

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Webinar

KIDS Data: A Guide for Early Childhood Collaborations

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Toolkit

Engaging School District Toolkit

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Resource

ABLe Change Framework

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Request Consultation

On-Demand Consultation.

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CALL FOR PROPOSALS- 2020 Partner Plan Act Conference

Our 2020 conference planning is underway and we have a fantastic keynote speaker set to continue the racial equity conversation: Ijeoma Oluo. If you think your community or organization is doing great work around community systems and racial equity, we want to hear from you! Please consider submitting a conference breakout session proposal. You can find the application here. Submissions are due December 19, 2019.




WeConnect Online Community Sign Up

Illinois Action for Children is thrilled to announce our new online collaboration platform, WeConnect! Get ready to take your community systems development work to a whole new level. It’s free to join and once you are approved and set up, you’ll have 24/7 access to:

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ONLINE APPLICATION FOR
CROSS-TRAINING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

As part of the Community Systems Statewide Supports, our friends at the Ounce of Prevention Fund are seeking to support local communities in establishing and/or strengthening cross-system connections through providing technical assistance for cross-training. Please submit your online application by December 11, 2019. Questions about the opportunity can be directed to Carie Bires at cbires@ounceofprevention.org or 312-291-3160.




On-Demand Learning

On-Demand Learning offers the opportunity for collaboration leaders, early childhood advocates, and community members to take learning into their own hands. Thanks to generous funding from Illinois State Board of Education, and in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.

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Part of Illinois Action for Children

Since our founding in 1969, Illinois Action for Children has worked to create systems of early care and education that help strengthen families and communities.

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