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About EPEL

Our Mission: The Elgin Partnership for Early Learning (EPEL) collaborates with partners to ensure that children are supported in becoming ready for kindergarten. 

Our Vision: Engage the whole community in preparing children to succeed in school and in life. 

Our Purpose: 

  • Ensure a shared vision for young children in the Elgin community is clearly held, broadly disseminated, and acted upon.
  • Support awareness and access for families to high-quality child development and early learning experiences. 
  • Coordinate efforts across all birth to five programs to increase impact and efficiency.
  • Support quality improvement and capacity building of birth to five professionals and organizations. 
  • Respond to Elgin community data about strengths, needs, and gaps. 

Our Message: We have adopted a straightforward message to share with parents and caregivers. Using these five simple practices from birth will help children during the critical period of early brain development.