Data and Reports
Data and research are important tools in helping Child Care Resource and Referral (and our community partners) plan and implement innovative, relevant and responsive programs for children and families in the region. Data is available from the sources listed below. If a community partner needs the information synthesized, we can assist with that if need be.
The Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM) provides a comprehensive picture of early childhood education and care services in Illinois by combining up-to-date demographic information with early childhood program information from state agencies, Head Start, and private sector child care.
It allow you to do special searches and is a valuable source of information for those interested in opening and/or expanding an early childhood program or writing a grant proposal. This valuable resource can be found at:
REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS
New Research on Subsidized Family, Friend and Neighbor Providers: Implications for Investing in Quality