Commonly Used Acronyms

Commonly Used Acronyms

Below is a list of commonly used acronyms in the early childhood community systems sector. If you have any questions or think we are missing a commonly used acronym, please reach out to 

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CCAP: Illinois Childcare Assistance Program

CCR&R: Child Care Resource and Referral

CI: Coordinated Intake/ Collective Impact

CIT: Community Inclusion Teams

CPS: Chicago Public Schools

CS3: Community Systems Statewide Supports

CSD: Community Systems Development

DCFS: Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

DEIB: Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging

ECEC: Early Childhood Education and Care

EHS: Early Head Start

EI: Early intervention

ELC: Early Learning Council

FAC: Family Advisory Committee

FCC: Family Child Care

FPL: Federal Poverty Level

GOECD: Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development

HFS: Healthcare and Family Services

HS: Head Start

HV: Home Visiting

IAFC: Illinois Action for Children

IDHS: Illinois Department of Human Services

IDPH: Illinois Department of Public Health

IHSA: Illinois Head Start Association

INCCRRA: Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies

IRIS: Integrated Referral & Intake System

ISBE: Illinois State Board of Education

MIEHV: Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting

PE: Parent engagement

PFA: Preschool for All

PPA: Partner Plan Act

QTBIPOC: Queer, Transgender, Black, Indigenous, People of Color 

RE: Racial equity

ROE: Regional Office of Education

SNAP: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

TA: Technical assistance

TANF: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

WIC: Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children