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  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -Illinois Department of Education 2009.
  • Building Blocks is an initiative led by IFF (formerly the Illinois Facilities Fund) to work with early education administrators, city planners and other local leaders in 10 Illinois communities, using a variety of approaches to support community planning for new or larger child care centers, or renovations to existing facilities.
  • Chicago Metropolis 2020 has information and materials about early care and education relevant to early care providers and Chicago Metropolis 2020's membership of community leaders throughout Chicagoland.
  • IFF (formerly the Illinois Facilities Fund) is the Midwest's largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) serving nonprofits, including early care and education facilities, in Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Wisconsin. IFF strengthens the financial and organizational capacity of nonprofits that serve low-income communities and disadvantaged populations through loans to acquire, expand and maintain community facilities, affordable housing and other physical infrastructure.
  • Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map provides data about early childhood services and demographics.
  • The Illinois Early Learning Project provides information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois.
  • Illinois Action for Children is dedicated to creating a common voice and vision for advancing high quality and accessible programs that foster the development, health and well-being of all Illinois children. It provides access to resources, community, and advocacy to an alliance of individuals and groups dedicated to empowering and supporting parents, child care providers and family service programs.
  • Ounce of Prevention works in direct services, training, research and advocacy to help improve the life prospects of young children in poverty.
  • The Illinois Early Learning Council, is committed to developing a high-quality early learning system that will be available to all children birth to five throughout the state by enhancing, coordinating and expanding programs and services for young children - including PreKindergarten, child care, Head Start, health care and parental support programs.
  • Voices for Illinois' Children is a statewide advocacy group dedicated to improving the lives of children of all ages so they grow up healthy, happy, safe, loved and well educated.