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The DuPage Foundation Bright & Early Initiative has provided grant funds for local community organizations to leverage local resources in creating formal community early childhood collaboratives. These collaboratives will more effectively support efforts to deliver early childhood care and education within their communities. Collaboratives established to date include those listed here. Contact them for more information on local resources and services available.

Addison Early Childhood Collaborative
Mary Haley, Project Director, Addison Early Childhood Collaborative
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
Phone: 630.392.9353 | Email:

Visit Addison Early Childhood Collaborative website

Bensenville Early Learning Supporters
Christy Poli, LCSW, Birth to Three Coordinator, Bensenville School District 2
Phone: 630-766-2602 x4237 | Email:

Visit Bensenville Early Learning Supporters website

Birth to 5 Community Coalition
Michelle Scharinger, Birth-3 Coordinator/School Psychologist for the Carol Stream Early Childhood Collaborative
Phone: 630-307-3839 | Email:

Visit Birth to 5 Community Coalition website

DuPage Early Childhood Collaboration (DECC)
The DECC is a central resource for existing and emerging early childhood collaborations.
Marjory Lewe-Brady, Program Director, DuPage Early Childhood Collaboration
Phone: 630-750-0506 | Email: 

Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative
Jeanine Woltman, Collaborative Coordinator
Phone: 630-942-5600 | Email:
Visit Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative website

Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative
Annie Behrens, Project Director, Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative
Phone: 630-784-4860 | Email:
Visit Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative website

We Go Together for Kids (Not Funded Through Bright & Early DuPage)
Joie Frankovich, Coordinator of Partnerships
Phone: 630-293-6000 x1225 | Email:

Visit We Go Together for Kids website

Willowbrook Corner Coalition
Marianne Pokorny, Senior Manager of Strategic Engagement
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Phone: 630-580-5705 | Email:

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