Birth to Five Illinois

MISSION
To create a statewide regional infrastructure that will amplify the input from communities in the development of policies and funding priorities. We mobilize communities to build and sustain equitable access to inclusive, high-quality early ch...

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About Us
MISSION
To create a statewide regional infrastructure that will amplify the input from communities in the development of policies and funding priorities. We mobilize communities to build and sustain equitable access to inclusive, high-quality early childhood services for all children and families in the state of Illinois.

VISION
Reimagining a more equitable Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) system that ensures family and community voice is centered and prioritized at every level of decision-making in Illinois.

VALUES/GOALS
*Family Voice: Through this transformation centered on authentic family and community engagement, we will address the inequitable distribution of resources and services and rebuild our State's Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) systems.

*Racial Equity: In an effort to move our Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) systems to one where race is no longer a predictor of a child's success, we will address barriers that have limited access to high-quality services for minorities children in every corner of our State.

*Collective Impact: Birth to Five Illinois will build a system that harnesses knowledge directly from families and mobilizes decision-makers to ensure new and/or expanded services are created to meet community needs and directly influence policy/funding at the local, regional, and state level.

Ensuring all children and families have access to the services they need will require a wide range of stakeholders parents and families, school district officials, child care providers, Head Start leaders, early learning advocates, county and municipal officials, and the business community working together in every community in Illinois to determine what families need to thrive, and then creating new and enhanced services in response.
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