The following learning opportunities are designed to support collaborations build and continuously improve local systems of early childhood services with the goal of ensuring that children birth through age five receive the support they need to enter kindergarten healthy, safe, ready to succeed, and eager to learn. Topics include team building, working with data, strategies to engage families and cross-sector partners in recruitment and enrollment efforts.
Illinois Risk and Reach Project
Cristina Pacione-Zayas from Erikson Institute and the CS3 Team at Illinois Action for Children jointly presented on the new Illinois Risk and Reach Project.
The Illinois Risk and Reach Project is a set of data tools that includes a comprehensive early childhood focused report and interactive website compiling analysis of child well-being indicated in relation to state investments in three domains: family stability, health, and early care and education. Data are visualized through tables and maps in three categories: “Risk”, “Reach”, and Budget Analysis.