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Illinois. Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, Spring 2021
Reports & Papers
The Commission strongly recommends that the State seize this moment to reimagine and adequately invest in a system that leads with racial equity; prioritizes community and stakeholder engagement in decision-making at the program, community, and…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The learning opportunities for early educators need to be sustainable, accessible, self-directed, and relevant. Online professional development programs offer some unique features (e.g., easy access, low cost or free, extended accessibility, time…
Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Executive Summary
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand IECMHC…
Spielberger Julie, Burkhardt Tiffany, Winje Carolyn, Pacheco-Applegate Aida, Gitlow Elissa, Carreon Erin Devorah, Huang Lee Ann, Herriott Anna, Kakuyama-Villaber Reiko, February, 2021
Reports & Papers

This report describes the results of a 3-year pilot study of the Illinois Model of IECMHC. The study was part of a 5-year comprehensive, coordinated, statewide initiative by The Illinois Children’s Mental Health Partnership (ICMHP) to expand…

Whitehead Joellyn, 2021
Reports & Papers

The purpose of this report is to provide rich, descriptive data about Illinois’ early childhood education workforce, as shown by analysis of the data within the Gateways Registry. Several of the research questions from the Illinois Early Learning…

Whitehead Joellyn, 2021
Executive Summary

The purpose of this report is to provide rich, descriptive data about Illinois’ early childhood education workforce, as shown by analysis of the data within the Gateways Registry. Several of the research questions from the Illinois Early Learning…

Kelton Robyn, Summer 2020
Reports & Papers
For this study, data were aggregated from the last three completed cohorts to explore four important questions. Does participation in TTL improve participants' knowledge and skills on topics related to business and professional practices, including…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Spring 2020
Fact Sheets & Briefs
The field knows little about the specific program design factors that lead to favorable program outcomes (Reynolds, 2004), and very few studies have addressed this issue. Therefore, we reviewed two frequently cited studies that looked at Head Start…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Summer 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
One approach for supporting FCC providers is through staffed family child care networks (SFCCNs). Organizations such as child care resource and referral agencies (CCR&R), Head Start agencies (including Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start),…
Illinois Action for Children, 2019
Reports & Papers
Since 2006 Illinois has gradually progressed toward making preschool available for all three and four-year-olds. Until Illinois achieves that goal, the state has made some children a priority in its preschool funding -- those children the state and…
Illinois Action for Children, 2019
Executive Summary
In 2006, Illinois established the Preschool for All program with the goal of providing universal, voluntary access to state-funded preschool for all three- and four-year-olds. Under the Preschool for All program's authorizing legislation, the state…
Illinois Action for Children, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
School districts have the flexibility to define risk factors for children to meet local circumstances, such as living in families with low incomes, poverty incomes or in deep poverty, having a special need, being a dual-language learner, having a…
Abel Michael B., Talan Teri N., Magid Marina, December, 2018
Other
The L.E.A.D. Early Childhood Clearinghouse presents national and state statistics related to early childhood administrators (site-based directors, family child care providers, and school principals), and the qualifications related to their education…
National-Louis University. McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership, Fall 2018
Fact Sheets & Briefs
Recently, the McCormick Center completed an evaluation of Aim4Excellence to assess its effectiveness. Findings from the study suggest Aim4Excellence participants were successful in completing the modules and their early childhood programs improved…