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Illinois Parents is the connecting link to resources for Illinois families on raising and educating their children and a menu of resources for schools in their work with families.

Here you will discover educational resources, local programs, organizations, and events that provide parenting information and services for Illinois families.

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NEW! Illinois Family Engagement Framework Family Engagement Tool Webinar
October 8, 2014
Organizations Serving Illinois Families

4-C: Community Coordinated Child Care DeKalb, IL

For more than 40 years 4-C has helped families and child care providers by offering resources and services that include Child Care Financial Assistance, Resource & Referral for Child Care, Parent and Provider Education, the Child Care Food Program as well as Nursing, Social Work, Mental Health, QRS and Infant/Toddler Specialists.
Phone: (815) 758-8149 or (800) 848-8727


Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Quincy, IL

Bridging the gap between social services, law enforcement, and the court system by providing trained volunteer advocates for abused, neglected, and dependent children ages birth to 18 in Adams County. CASA is committed to helping children have safe permanent homes where they can thrive.
Phone: (217) 223-2272


Southern Illinois Case Coordination Services Centralia, IL

Provides services for individuals who are developmentally disabled and their families. Services include pre-admission disability screening, follow-up services for those who have been discharged, needs assessment, referrals to other services, technical assistance referrals, information for individuals and their families, and support and advocacy.
Phone: (618) 532-4300 or (800) 828-7422


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Family Engagement Tool Webinar-Register above!! Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
This event, sponsored by the Illinois State Board of Education and is part of ISBE's state wide initiative to build a state Family Engagement system. Please Join us for this overview of the Family Engagement Tool, a school-level process that evaluates current practices in family engagement and plan new strategies.


Building Bridges: The Transition Process from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Thursday, October 16, 2014, Moline, IL
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, Oak Forest, IL
Thursday, November 13, 2014, Jacksonville, IL

Conscious Discipline: Five Steps that Foster Self-Regulation Skills in All Children Tuesday, October 28, 2014, Effingham, IL

Healthy Minds, Healthy Lives: How to Promote Mental Health in Young Children with Developmental Disabilities or other Special Needs Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Freeport, IL

Challenging Poverty's Hold Friday, December 5, 2014, Lincoln, IL

Apps and More: Technology as Interactive and Adaptive Tools for Young Children Thursday, December 11, 2014, Springfield, IL

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