About Us

The Early Childhood Collective is made up of multiple projects, all aimed at providing evidence-based information and resources to strengthen families and help professionals enhance inclusive early care and education. These resources include professional development opportunities (e.g., trainings, technical assistance, webinars), library materials and information resources (e.g., books, technical reports, tip sheets), and early childhood and demographic data from state and federal sources. Funded by federal and state grants and contracts, this collective group of projects offers knowledge and expertise in the areas of research, policy, and practice.

Vision Statement

Empowering families. Supporting inclusive communities. Promoting innovative research, policy, and practice.

Participating Projects

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse (EIC)
Illinois Early Intervention Training Program (EITP)
Illinois Early Learning Project (IEL)
OneOp (formerly Military Families Learning Network)
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM)