Did you know there are over 18,000 children under the age of five in the greater Elgin area? 34% are living in low-income families. 5,500 children are eligible for free early care and education programs…but only 32% can be served because we don’t have enough slots. The rest of the children are at risk of falling behind and not being ready for kindergarten.
Donate today to help EPEL meet families where they are in the community.
$25 Maintains Bilingual 844-KID-INFO Caregiver Phone Line
$50 Supports Non-Traditional Early Learning Sites
$100 Provides 50 Getting Ready for Kindergarten Calendars
$250 Places 50 Books in Childrens’ Hands
$1,000 is our 10 Year Anniversary Gift