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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)
Maureen Reedy, Project Director, APPLE
Metropolitan Family Services DuPage
Phone: 630.392.9353 | Email:

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

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:

DuPage Early Childhood Collaboration (DECC)
The DECC is a central resource for existing and emerging early childhood collaborations.

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

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:

We Go Together for Kids 
Molly Beck Dean, Director

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

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