Resource Links, Research, and Reports
Resource Links, Research, and Reports helps locate organizations and initiatives within and outside Illinois that offer training, advocacy and policy information, research, and support for parents and practitioners in early care and education, school-age, and youth development.
Organizations that engage in advocacy focused on early childhood or school-age care, as well as related resources.
Early Childhood, School-Age, and Youth Development Initiatives
Projects or programs that aim to increase the quality, availability, or accessibility of early childhood or school-age programs. Some initiatives are funded with public dollars, some with private dollars, and some reflect a partnership of public and private support.
Federal agencies that provide services or programs for young children, school-age children, and their families.
Organizations that provide services directly to, or in support of, parents or guardians of preschool or school-age children.
Organizations that provide services to those who work in early childhood or school-age programs, including training, information, and advocacy.
Organizations that host research projects, disseminate research summaries, or provide data resources on early childhood or school-age care topics.
Publications that address topics related to the provision of early childhood programs or school-age programs, or topics related to the professional preparation of those who work in early childhood or school-age programs.
State agencies that provide services or programs for young children, school-age children, and their families.
Criteria for Inclusion
The "links" section of the Gateways to Opportunity Web site connects to sites containing information or resources useful to those who work with young children and youth. Links selected are consistent with the mission of this Web site, which is to increase the educational and training opportunities for early care and education, school-age, and youth development providers in Illinois. Links are checked monthly for accuracy and reviewed by at least two people before being added to this list. This Web site does not generally link to sites that are primarily intended for the sale of products or services.
Links are provided for information purposes only. A link to a Web site does not necessarily imply an endorsement of any product, resource, or service on that Web site.