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EPEL RESOURCES

Find Childcare

Find Childcare

Find child care options based on locations. Several providers offer childcare assistance funding if needed. You can also see if you qualify for funding assistance here.

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CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP)

CCAP

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), assists low- income working families with paying for childcare services.

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READINESS CALENDAR

Readiness Calendar

The calendar is a valuable tool that offers developmentally appropriate daily activities to enhance the skills needed to be ready for Kindergarten.

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FAMILY RESOURCES

Family Resources

EPEL creates family/caregiver opportunities for leadership, family voice, and experiences through Meeting Families Where They Are in the neighborhoods, laundromats, mobile food pantries and pop-up sites.

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Community Engagement

Community Engagement includes building awareness of the importance of early learning through initiatives in the community.

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HOW EPEL HELPS

How EPEL Helps

EPEL and our partners offer many resources that help families with young children be happy, healthy and ready for Kindergarten.

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EPEL IN THE COMMUNITY

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2022-2023 Annual Report

Check out EPEL’s 2022-2023 Annual Report to learn how the early childhood collaboration is raising awareness about the importance of early childhood and increasing access to early learning opportunities. As an added bonus see how EPEL has grown over the …

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Avina Family Ready for Kindergarten

Family Ready for Kindergarten

EPEL met the Avina family in the neighborhood at Learning On the Go early learning engagement opportunities three summers ago. EPEL helped the family connect to resources in the community, library programs and the school district preschool. Now this preschool …

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Student Interns Work in the Neighborhoods with EPEL

Rising seniors, Siclali Camacho and Alexa Robelo, in School District U-46 spent the summer interning with EPEL in the neighborhoods. They received a stipend provided by Alignment for Education that offers experiences for students in the community to build a …

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