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The Illinois Early Learning Project Web site is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois. Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education

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The Illinois Early Learning Project Web site is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois.

Email: iel@illinois.edu
Fax: 217-244-7732
Toll free: (877) 275-3227
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