The Early Childhood Alliance

OUR VISION & VALUES

At the Niles Township Early Childhood Alliance, we use a collaborative approach to bring our vision and mission to life. This approach includes collective impact; relationship development; common goals; shared data & decision making; clear communication & marketing; responsible funding & stewardship.

Our Vision: All young children and their caregivers have healthy relationships, safe environments, and high-quality learning experiences in order to reach their full potential.

Our Mission: To advocate for and coordinate comprehensive community-based supports for young children and their caregivers that promote equity and honor strengths and diversity.  

HIGH-QUALITY EARLY LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Together, we seek to offer families high-quality options for early care and education including prenatal supports, home visiting, center-based child care, family child care, and school-based early learning

COLLABORATIVE SCREENING AND PLACEMENT

Coordinated intake and referral systems support whole-child development by connecting children and caregivers to supports they need includng early childhood education, early intervention, mental health supports, emergency funds, and medical or dental care

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CHILD, FAMILY, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

We are creating strong community systems that honor diversity, serve families better, and help us acheive our respective missions. By engaging family voice we are informed by the people most impacted by our work and decisions are made together

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

We address equity and disparity with a shared purpose by proctively addressing trauma, early care and learning, and other topics to improve lives of children and their caregivers. Our training and professional development opportunities are available to all members of the ECA.

 
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ECA Partners

OUR PARTNERS

 

Successful Collaboration Begins with Us

Early Care 

  • Childcare Network of Evanston

  • Cradles, Cribs, and Crayons

  • Creative Paths Learning Center

  • Devonshire Preschool

  • East Prairie School District 73

  • Fairview School District 72

  • Family Focus Evanston

  • Golf School District 67

  • Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

  • Jerusalem Lutheran School

  • Kids Academy

  • Little Bird Child Care

  • Little People’s Montessori

  • Metropolitan Family Services

  • Morton Grove District 70

  • Mosaic Early Childhood Center

Early Education

  • Niles Township District for Special Education

  • Niles Township High Schools District 219

  • Oakton Community College Early Childhood Education Center

  • Precious Child Early Learning

  • SCC Early Childhood Centers

  • Skokie School District 68

  • Skokie School District 73.5

  • Skokie Sprouts

  • Skokie-Morton Grove District 69

  • The Goddard School

Community

  • Child and Family Connections #6

  • Children’s Advocacy Center

  • ELL Parent Center

  • Erikson Institute

  • Local Area Network 41

  • Morton Grove Public Library

  • Oakton Community College Department of Early Childhood Education

  • Skokie Park District

  • Skokie Public Library

  • Turning Point

  • Niles Township Government

  • State Representative Yehiel Kalish

  • Village of Morton Grove

  • Village of Skokie

 
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