Though the lasting impact of high-quality early childhood care and education on children's health and educational success has become increasingly clear, many children and families don't have access, and programs struggle for adequate resources.
A coalition of more than 60 concerned community partners from Evanston and Skokie are supporting an effort to ensure that all our children get the best start and build a strong foundation for future success through the Lifting Up Early Childhood series.
The next event in the series, The First 1,100 Days Last Forever, will take place at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 26 at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School, 2424 Lake Street and will feature a talk about early childhood education by Erikson Institute President Geoff Nagle.
Discussion will be moderated by Rebeca Mendoza, school board member, District 65.
5 p.m. registration
6 p.m. program begins
To register and request childcare, click here.
The event is sponsored by Evanston Community Foundation and Evanston Cradle to Career.
The next event, The State of Early Childhood Education, is scheduled for April 15.
For more information and a full list of partners, click here.
Partners include: Baker Demonstration School, Books & Breakfast CNE - Childcare Network of Evanston City of Evanston Illinois Government Connections for the Homeless Covenant Nursery School Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Educators Council Evanston Chamber of Commerce Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club Evanston Public Library Evanston Symphony Orchestra Evanston Township High School (ETHS) Family Focus Evanston Foundation 65 Evanston/North Shore Branch NAACP Northwestern University St. Rep. Robyn Gabel St. Sen. Laura Fine Warren W Cherry Preschool Youth & Opportunity United YWCA Evanston/North Shore
Warren W Cherry Preschool Erikson Institute Infant Welfare Society of Evanston Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation - JRC Early Childhood Center Learning Bridge Early Education Center National Louis University McGaw YMCA - Evanston James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy Northminster Nursery School NorthShore University HealthSystem Northwestern University Rotary Club of Evanston School for Little Children Youth Job Center