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Council Meeting Documents, 2/27/15

IGA Governing Board Agenda, 2/25/15

IGA Governing Board Meeting Documents, 2/25/15

Board Agenda, 2/9/15

Board Meeting Documents, 29/15

Board Agenda, 1/26/15

Council Meeting Agenda, 1/23/15

Council Meeting Documents, 1/23/15

Board Retreat Agenda, 1/10/15

Board Retreat Documents, 1/10/15

The Collaboration is in the News

Breastfeeding Resources for Mothers

Breastfeeding Resources for Physicians

Board Meeting Agenda 12-15-14

Board Meeting Documents 12-15-14

Collaboration Council Meeting Agenda 11-21-14

Researchers Publish Open Letter Favoring Public Investment in Early Education

Read the Letter Here:

Tri-Board Meeting Agenda 11-19-14

Tri-Board Documents 11-19-14

Board Meeting Agenda 11-17-14

Board Meeting Documents 11-17-14

IGA Meeting Agenda 10-29-14

IGA Meeting Documents 10-29-14

IGA Governing Board Agenda and Documents

Collaboration Council Meeting Agenda 8-22-14

Collaboration Council Meeting Documents

New Quality Rating and Improvement System in Illinois

Collaboration Announces Contract Award to Parenthesis Family Center; click here for news advisory, click here for contract

James Heckman Opinion, The New York Times, Lifelines for Poor Children

2013-2014 Board Meeting Schedule

2014-2015 Board Meeting Schedule

2013-2014 Council Meeting Schedule

2014-2015 Council Meeting Schedule

Collaboration Audit 2013

Collaboration 990 2012

New video describes the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior. Click here for the short video from Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

Exciting news!! Collaboration to be funded by Village of Oak Park, District 97 and District 200, click here for full story.

“It’s for every Huskie whether they are here now or coming to us in the future.” — Terry Finnegan, 2012/2013 District 200 Board President

“To the point that there’s not one jurisdiction responsible [for early childhood programs and services] means, in turn, that all jurisdictions are responsible because these are our kids.” —Oak Park Village Trustee Ray Johnson, on the passage of the resolution to work towards establishing an early childhood system. See all comments and the reading of the resolution here.

We are in the News: Wednesday Journal Article here Wednesday Journal Editorial here Wednesday Journal Trainor Editorial Column here

In November of 2012, close to 300 people attended a lecture by Professor James Heckman. If you missed it, watch the video of the presentation (at left). Also read the Wednesday Journal’s editorial here.

Check out The Heckman Equation at:

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