Early Childhood Education
What's New? (12/7/16)
FY18 Request for Proposals (RFP) Information (12/7/16)
Links to data, webinars, and other resources to assist communities, providers and others in preparing for the FY 18 Early Childhood Block Grant (ECBG) RFPs. This is an opportunity for early childhood education providers and stakeholders to evaluate the needs of the children and families in their communities, as well as to inventory the types of programs currently available for those children and families. Information provided here may also be used to plan how resources may most effectively be used across their communities, coordinating enrollment, and aligning birth to 3rd grade continuum of quality services.
- RFP Resources
- Prevention Initiative Birth to Age 3 (PI)
Early Childhood Programs
- Birth to Age 3
- Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Early Childhood Special Education programs for children ages three to five are part of the special education continuum as operated by the public schools of Illinois. While the Illinois Department of Human Services is the lead agency for special education services for children ages birth to three, ISBE Early Childhood staff act as liaisons to that program.
Kindergarten Corner includes the Kindergarten Early Learning Standards, KIDS information, Kindergarten Data, Featured Experts, and Kindergarten Resources as part of the comprehensive plan for supporting teachers, administrators and parents of kindergarten children.
Early Childhood Program Contact Lists
- FY 15 Programs for Birth to 3 Years Old (3/15)
- FY 15 Programs for 3 to 5 Year Olds (3/15)
Early Childhood Professional Development
- The Center: Early Childhood Professional Development
Early Childhood professional development opportunities.
- The Center Library
The Center Library hosts a large collection of early childhood professional materials, and is open to Illinois educators in the early childhood field.
If you have further questions about Early Childhood services in the State of Illinois, please feel free to contact the Early Childhood Division at 217/524-4835.