Upcoming Events

The Early Childhood Alliance (ECA) partners with professionals across the early care and education system, including libraries, schools, mental health, homelessness, trauma-informed practice, special education, advocacy, and child development to connect our community through special events and learning experiences. The ECA hosts planning meetings with parents and community partners to advance our mission and improve outcomes for children and families in Niles Township. 

Summer Calendar 2021

The calendar below offers free and fun activities in the Niles Township area and around Chicago for families and children of all ages. The calendar contains digital links to register for events and obtain more information on the events, organizations, and centers. There are also some suggestions for activities that children can do at home.  

Enjoy your Summer of fun!

Past Events

On October 7, 2020, Lifting Up Early Childhood hosted a conversation, panel discussion, and Q&A with anti-racism activist Jane Elliott. The event was moderated by the Erikson Institute’s Associate Vice President of Erikson Institute Policy and Leadership, Dr. Cristina Pacione-Zayas. Panelists included Juliana Stratton, Lt. Governor of Illinois; Ricardo Estrada, CEO of Metropolitan Family Services; Grace Araya, Director, Community Systems Statewide Supports of Illinois Action for Children; and Terris Ross, PhD, VP, Policy & Advocacy, Leadership for Educational Equity (LEE)