EPEL in the News




3/28/23  Free diaper distribution as part of the celebration of Week of the Young Child


12/15/22  Long lines to pick up holiday food boxes in Elgin indicative of need that’s 40% higher than last year

6/5/22- Daily Herald Program Brings Education to Neighborhood Parks in Elgin Area

4/2022 Kane County Connects Teachers, Families & Community Celebrate Week of the Young Child


8/6/21  Daily Herald: StoryWalks Bring Books Outside in Elgin

7/28/21  Daily Herald: Learning On the Go Program Brings Education & Fun to Elgin Neighborhoods

7/20/21  Live United: Elgin Initiatives Engages Children this Summer

2/10/21  Daily Herald: Elgin Hispanic Network Honors EPEL

2/2/21  Daily Herald: Fox Valley Women Host Unity in the Community


12/20  Daily Herald: Drive-thru Food Giveaway Provides Holiday Dinner for 500 Families in Elgin

9/20  Daily Herald: New Signs, Activities Encourage School Readiness in Festival Park

9/20  Chicago Tribune Kindergarten Readiness in U-46 Drops to 15% in 2019 "We've Got to Move the Needle"

6/20  Latino Post - Food Distribution with a Different Approach: Educating Latinos About the 2020 Census

5/20  Daily Herald: Spreading Food with a Side of Literacy, Census Education in Latino Community

5/20  Chicago Tribune: Drive-through Event in Downtown Elgin to Giveaway Free Food, Diapers, Books and Other Items


9/19  Chicago Tribune: Altrusa Gives Back to Community Agencies

8/19  Chicago Tribune: Early Educators looking at laundries, grocery stores, as places to bring early learning opportunities

7/19 First Book Awards More Than $700,000 for New Books and eBook to Schools & Programs serving Kids in Need Across Nine States

7/19 Chicago Tribune: Educators Encouraged by U-46 Readiness Improvement

6/19  Daily Herald: Early Literacy Program Serves Children While They Wait at the Doctor's Office

4/19  Elgin Courier-News: Elgin Partnership Lands $70K grant to buy 20,000 plus books that will be available to low-income children

4/19  Chicago Tribune: Elgin Education Groups to hold a "Call of Arms" to Get Children Ready for Kindergarten

2/19 Chicago Tribune: PopSockets Promote U-46 School Readiness Via LogoTech Donation

1/19  LogoTech: Awards Elgin Partnership with $500 Early Learning Grant

1/19 Chicago Tribune: Second Language in the Laundromat Opens in Elgin


6/18  Daily Herald: Elgin Partnership Brings Learning to the Laundromat

5/18 Planet Laundry: Language in the Laundromat

4/18  Explore Elgin: Elgin Partnership for Early Learning Language in the Laundromat

2/18 Chicago Tribune  95% Car Seats Installed Wrong


1/17 Reflejos: page 14 Childcare is Very Important to Families in Elgin


7/15  Daily Herald: Elgin Group Wants to Bring More Children into Preschool

6/15 Kane County Connects  Elgin Named Innovation Zone