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About Bright & Early DuPage

Bright & Early DuPage (B&ED), an initiative of DuPage Foundation, is a unique program designed to leverage area resources to ensure that all DuPage children from birth to age five receive the comprehensive support critical in preparing them for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Community by community, B&ED is engaging and uniting local organizations and individuals to build awareness for and facilitate access to early childhood education and support services for DuPage children and their families. Each year, the B&ED initiative provides grant funding to local community organizations to help establish, build and maintain early childhood collaboratives. B&ED also serves as a voice for early learning and child-friendly policies at all levels of government.

Vision
Every DuPage child will be ready to succeed in kindergarten.

Mission Statement
To build sustainable, coordinated, local early childhood systems that actively work to increase access to quality education and support for children and families with limited resources.

Seven Collaborative Networks
DuPage Early Childhood Collaboration (DECC)
DECC is the county-wide umbrella organization that works with the local collaboratives in DuPage County, six of which are funded by Bright & Early DuPage including:


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