As part of Illinois' Learning Renewal efforts, Governor's Emergency Education Relief II funding was allocated to the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development to support development of an early childhood awareness & enrollment campaign that has statewide reach. Grants were distributed by the Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) & the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Birth to Five regions covering all 102 counties across Illinois.

United Way of Northwest Illinois' proposal for Region 8 - serving Stephenson, Jo Daviess & Carroll counties - received the highest ranking among those in our region.
United Way of Northwest Illinois was awarded an Early Childhood Education & Care Community Outreach Grant in the amount of $29,682 to provide outreach on the importance of Early Childhood in our three county region.

Live United for Early Childhood Illinois

All Our Kids


Head Start


Family YMCA of Northwest IL


Little Sprouts

Family Enrichment Program



Aquin Preschool




Regional Office of Education


Family Connects

Illinois Cares for Kids is the one place Illinois parents, grandparents, caretakers, teachers & child care providers can access all things related to early childhood in Illinois.

Click here to visit their webpage.