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Early Childhood Collaboratives

Early Childhood Collaboratives

DuPage Foundation's Bright & Early DuPage 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 Partners for Play, Learning, & Education (APPLE)
Mary Haley, Project Director, APPLE
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
Phone: 630.392.9353 | Email:

Visit Addison Partners for Play, Learning, & Education 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 to 3 Coordinator/School Psychologist for the Carol Stream Early Childhood Center
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.
Visit the DECC website

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

Villa Park Area Early Childhood Collaborative
Sarah O'Donnell, Tri-Town YMCA CEO
Phone: 630-629-9622 | Email:

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 
Molly Beck Dean, Director
Visit We Go Together for Kids website

Willowbrook Corner Coalition
Marianne Pokorny, Director of Civic Engagement
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Phone: 630-580-5705 | Email:

Visit Willowbrook Corner Coalition website

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