Learning on the Go

Learning Starts at Birth and meeting families where they are in their neighborhood is a top priority. EPEL and partners focus on removing barriers for children to access early learning opportunities and families receiving needed resources to prepare their children for school.

EPEL and community partners meet families in neighborhoods to offer learning through play, books, story time, crafts, lunch, and materials to extend learning at home for children ages birth to five. 

Learning on the Go started in 2016 as family engagement play pop-ups and has developed into weekly visits with bilingual family specialist in nine (six in Elgin and three in Hanover Park/Streamwood area) outdoor play areas nested in neighborhoods. Community partners collaborate to support children and families by providing services from the health, education, and social service systems. Children receive new books, early learning materials and check out library books from the library bookmobile.

To learn more about our Learning On The Go Neighborhood Park Programs, contact: amberpeters@elginpartnership.org

summer learning on the go neighborhood sites

Summer Neighborhood Learning On the Go 
starts again in June 2024! 

Elgin Partnership for Early Learning and community partners collaborate to bring early learning opportunities into nine neighborhoods for our young learners and families. 

Children receive lunch at some sites, books, and learning materials. Library bookmobiles will visit so you can check out books and register for library cards. Community partners will support your family and you can even sign up for early learning programs.

We hope your time together will build strong relationships between your family and community partners to support your young learner in preparing for school in the first 2,000 days, from birth to kindergarten.

See the sites below to see where your family can come to learn through PLAY.

Scroll down to the neighborhood closest to your home and see the schedule. 

Astor Center 7431 Astor Avenue Hanover Park

astor center wednesday

Buena Vista Neighborhood 1285 Fleetwood Dr. Elgin

buena vista monday

Century Oaks Neighborhood 1235 Braeburn Drive Elgin

century oaks thursday

Cornerstone/Mulberry Park 1540 Mulberry Lane Elgin


Drake Park/Huff Neighborhood 701 Hastings Dr. Elgin

huff tuesday

Lords Park East Shelter 100 Oakwood Blvd. Elgin

lords park thursday

Ontarioville School Neighborhood 2100 Elm St Hanover Park

ontarioville thursday

Parkwood Elem Neighborhood 2150 Laurel Ave. Hanover Park

parkwood tuesday

Rivers Landing Apartments 3 Times Square Elgin

rivers landing wednesday

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