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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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Organizations Serving Illinois Families
Centro de Información Elgin, IL

Centro de Información is a not-for-profit Hispanic social service agency founded in 1972. The agency helps more than 15,000 predominantly low-income Hispanic immigrants each year by providing individual and family counseling, bilingual advocacy, information and referral, immigration and naturalization services, parenting skills training, community education, and youth programs.
Phone: Elgin - (847) 695-9050; Hanover Park - (630) 550-5131; Carpentersville - (847) 428-7006

Community Child Care Connection, Inc. (CCCC) Springfield, IL

CCCC works to connect parents who want to find child care with providers, and supports home child care businesses through trainings and resources. CCCC also links parents to employers and to resources in the community. Community Child Care Connection is part of the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
Phone: (217) 525-2805 or (800) 676-2805

Call for Help, Inc. East St. Louis, IL

Provides 24-hour crisis intervention and support services. Crisis programs include suicide intervention, counseling, and support group; Parent/Youth Helpline; community information and referrals; adult and youth residential services; sexual assault victim support, court, and medical advocacy; children's sexual assault counseling; and mental health outreach.
Phone: (618) 684-3143

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Cockroaches, Crowding, and Crying: The Effects of Toxic Stress on Young Children Friday, April 25, 2014, Chicago, IL
Anxiety in Early Childhood: A Root Cause of Behavioral and Emotional Issues Wednesday, April 30, 2014, WEBINAR
Intermediate Sign Language Friday, May 2, 2014, Fairview Heights, IL
Using Humor to Maximize Learning Saturday, May 3, 2014, Urbana, IL
Early Intervention Techniques: An Introduction to Working with Families Wednesday, May 7, 2014, WEBINAR
Seeing Into the Future: Introducing Coding to Young Children Friday, May 16, 2014, Chicago, IL
Day Camp for Early Childhood Educators - It is Practice What You Teach: Visual Arts to Creativity Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Chicago, IL
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