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Partners and Executive Board Members


Meet our 2020-2021 Executive Board

The Elgin Partnership for Early Learning Executive Board of Directors are representatives from organizations in the community that have children and families at the center of their work. They meet monthly to jointly supervise and oversee agreements, operations, partnership, committees and build consensus of initiatives. 

Advocate Sherman Hospital                    Fran Teti-Teal

Chamberlain Educational Associates         Patricia Chamberlain
City of Elgin                                               Executive Board Co-Chair Karina Nava 
Elgin Community College                         Rodrigo Lopez 
Gail Borden Public Library                       Jennifer Bueche    
Kane County Health Department             Michael Issacson 
Next Generation Pediatrics **                   Dr. Jennifer Schening 
School District U-46  **                              Katie Cox  
VNA Health Care                                         Irma Figueroa   
YWCA Elgin                                                Executive Board Co-Chair Kris Young    



Meet our Community Partners

Elgin Partnership is strengthened by cross-sector partners committed to helping support and prepare children five and under in our community to be successful in school and life. EPEL's community collaboration of community partners share services, provide funding, grants, and in-kind donations. Partners collaborate on early learning initiatives, volunteer time, and expertise. We appreciate our partners' time and efforts to bring action to the early childhood movement in the 2,000 Days from Birth to Kindergarten. Click for partners' websites.

Alignment Collaborative for Education

Altrusa of Elgin **

Amita Health St. Joseph Hospital

Aunt Martha's Health Network Home Visiting

Bartlett Park District Preschool

Bartlett Public Library

Bethlehem Child Development Center

Blue Kangaroo Laundry

Boys and Girls Club of Elgin 

Building Families Together

Centre of Elgin Preschool

Centro de Información

Children of America Child Care

City of Elgin

Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI)

Community Crisis Center

Corbella Clinic



Dr. Mason, Faith and Hoscheit Denistry ** 

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley

Elgin Academy

Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce

Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College Early Childhood Lab School

Elgin Hispanic Network

Elgin Math and Science Academy

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Township **

Erikson Institute

Family Focus 

Family Services Association

Food For Greater Elgin

Gail Borden Public Library Elgin

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Goddard School Elgin

Grand Victoria Foundation  ** 

Greater Elgin Family Care Center

Hamilton Wings

Harvest Christian Academy

Highland Christian Academy Preschool

iGrow Illinois

Illinois Action for Children

Illinois Department of Human Services

Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development 

Ivy Academy

Jerri Hoffman Center/Children's Home and Aid

JetXpress Laundry

Kane County AOK Network

Kane County Regional Office of Education

Kids Above All 

Kids First Pediatric Dentistry ** Elgin and Skokie

KinderCare Bowes Road

KinderCare Brewster

KinderCare Main Lane 

KinderCare South Street

KinderCare Spring Street

Kiwanis Club of Elgin

Law Office of Steffen & Kelly, P.C.

Learning Tree East 

Learning Tree West

Literacy Connection

Little Royals Preschool at Larkin High School

Northern Illinois Food Bank

One Hope United Elgin Child and Family Resource Center

Poplar Creek Public Library Streamwood

Salvation Army Elgin

SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education)

South Elgin Parks & Recreation Preschool

Streamwood Parks and Rec 

Streamwood Park District Preschool

Summit Early Learning

The Goddard School

The Learning Experience

The Ivy Academy

Two Rivers Head Start 

U-46 Parents as Teacher

United Way Metro Chicago **

VNA Healthcare

VNA Healthy Families

Well Child Center

Women on the Brink

YMCA Taylor Branch

YWCA Elgin

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

If you are interested in partnering to work toward EPEL's Mission and Vision of Having All Children Ready for Kindergarten, please email 

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