Invest in Children and Families Today


Did you know there are over 18,000 children under the age of five in the greater Elgin area? 34% are living in low-income families. 5,500 children are eligible for free early care and education programs...but only 32% can be served because we don’t have enough slots. The rest of the children are at risk of falling behind and not be ready for kindergarten.

We know that every child won’t be enrolled in an early education childcare setting before kindergarten, so bringing opportunities to everyday places that families visit – such as the laundromat and neighborhood playgroups – offers them an opportunity to engage their child wherever they go.

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