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.
- The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
Looking for family-friendly resources in early intervention? The Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse lends books and videos to any Illinois resident.
If you are working in a licensed center, licensed family child care program, or Head Start program, you may be eligible for a wage supplement from Great START (Strategy to Attract and Retain Teachers).
- IEL Newsletter
Keep up with the latest additions to the Illinois Early Learning Web site by subscribing to the IEL Monthly Electronic Newsletter!
- Frequently Asked Questions
Would you like more information on starting a family child care business in Illinois or just what the age is for a child to begin kindergarten in Illinois? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page!
The opinions, resources, and referrals provided on the IEL Web site are intended for informational purposes only and are not intended to take the place of medical or legal advice, or of other appropriate services. We encourage you to seek direct local assistance from a qualified professional if necessary before taking action.
The content of the IEL Web site does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Illinois Early Learning Project, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois State Board of Education; nor does the mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the Illinois Early Learning Project, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, or the Illinois State Board of Education.
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