June 25 2018

IWSE and School District 69 in Skokie

In 2016, a strategic partnership developed between School District 69 and IWSE to create 0–5 early childhood continuum of care.

  • In late 2017, a Joint Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Prevention Initiative (PI) and PFA (Preschool for All) application was submitted to serve predominantly immigrant and refugee families in D69 catchment area.
  • In June 2018, IWSE received 5-year, 1.75million dollar contract or $349k per year to serve 54 Home Visiting slots in Skokie/Morton Grove.
  • July 1st 2018, start of 0–3 services in collaboration with IWSE and Skokie Morton Grove School District 69.

IWSE is key partner and 0–3 expert in new Skokie/Morton Grove Early Childhood Alliance involving multiple organizations and city entities committed to elevating 0–5 early childhood services.

  • Evanston and Skokie/Morton Grove early childhood communities came together in April 2018 for a Symposium co-sponsored by IWSE. Over 120 attendees heard Geoff Nagle, CEO of the Erikson Institute, present new research on brain development in a child’s first 1100 days of life.
  • May 2018, Skokie/Morton Grove was selected as 1 of 5 research cities in Illinois (East St. Louis, Kankakee/Bourbonnais, Chicago Austin Community and Oak Park) by Erikson Institute EDI (Early Development Instrument) research project funded by McCormick Foundation.

Future events and activities focused on 0–5 issues are in the planning stages as we develop the collaborative system of care with our Skokie/Morton Grove early education colleagues.

Learn more about the Ready for Success Network and our partnership with Skokie/Morton Grove School District 69.

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