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Illinois Early Childhood Collaboration (IECC)

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IL Collaboration Profile Disclaimer

This web site is designed to illustrate a range of Illinois early care and education collaboration profiles and is not necessarily an endorsement of any particular model, program or agency. If you want specific forms, budgets, or have any questions about any of the profiles, contact information is provided for you on each Illinois collaboration profile.

About Us

The Illinois Early Childhood Collaboration web site was created to make collaboration models and resources accessible to the Illinois early care and education community.

This site describes collaboration models and provides information on collaboration in all Head Start component areas- Program Design & Management, Early Childhood Development, Health, and Family & Community Partnership. In addition to general information, the site includes profiles of Illinois Early Care and education community collaborations, tools you can use in developing a collaboration in your community, guidebooks and other essential information to make your collaboration successful. The IDHS Head Start State Collaboration Office funds the development and maintenance of this website with the federal Head Start Collaboration grant.


For information about

  • Head Start/Early Head Start, contact the
    • IL Head Start Association at
  • Child Care and the DHS Child Care Collaboration Program, contact the
    • Dept. of Human Services at
      • 217-785-2559
      • 100 South Grand Avenue East, Springfield, IL 62762)
  • Preschool for All or Prevention Initiative, contact the
    • IL State Board of Education at