Below are resources for early childhood professionals and those serving the early childhood community.

Two Job Opportunities Opened at the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development. These openings are for a Preschool Expansion Policy Director and for a Community Systems Policy position. If you are interested in applying to either positions please send a Cover Letter and Resume to The Job Descriptions for each of these positions are Community Systems Policy Position and Preschool Expansion Policy Director.

Early Childhood Care and Education in the Spotlight at the Statehouse  Advocates from across the state came together for the 20th annual Spring Into Action conference. Through workshops and networking the goal is to get their message to lawmakers that a budget needs to be passed in order to help Illinois families. (Fox Illinois)

Videos: Best Practices in Parent, Family, and Community Engagement  The Office of Head Start has released this Best Practices video series to support Head Start programs’ efforts to engage families and communities. The seven videos in the series highlight examples of innovative approaches to engagement that foster strong relationships with families and lead to positive outcomes for children and their families.