MEMBERSHIP UPDATE:Membership renewal for the '16- '17 year is underway. We currently have 40 coalition members. If you have not renewed your membership for the year please download and complete the
membership form today.
Questions? Contact: Arnita Hodge: arnita.hodge@VA.GOV
BOARD MEETINGS: The ECCC Board Members meet the second Thursday of each month. As members, please contact Co-Presidents Lynn or Pat to submit agenda items, express concerns or receive updates.
ATTENTION: HOME AND CENTER CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
The goal of licensing is to protect children from risk. In Lake County, we seem to have a dysfunctional licensing system. We are looking for evidence of this dysfunction so we can begin to change the system. Information will be used to put together some statistics from Lake County. As the Early Childhood Community Coalition, we will provide an overview of information gained with those who may assist us in improving Lake County’s child care licensing system. Thank you in advance for your time. Your answers are confidential. Please help us by answering using this link: SURVEY IN ENGLISH / ENCUESTA EN ESPAÑOL
FIGHT CRIME: INVEST IN KIDS
and ECCC co-hosted
August 25 Forum
"If Illinois invests further in pre-kindergarten now, we can save over $900 million."
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids.
The Early Childhood Community Coalition of Lake County and Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois invited leaders in Lake County to an Early Childhood Roundtable and volunteer event on Thursday, August 25, at Bernie's Book Bank. State legislators, Lake County officials, law enforcement leaders, and preschool educators from the Coalition engaged — over breakfast — in a forum on local early childhood initiatives. Afterwards, the group volunteered for
Bernie's Book Bank,
a Lake County non-profit institution that distributes millions of books to at-risk children.
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois is an organization of more than 300 Illinois police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and crime survivors dedicated to preventing crimes and violence. Its Co-Chair, Lake County State's Attorney Mike Nerheim, is a strong advocate for early childhood learning.