The Illinois Risk and Reach Report presents county-by-county data on risk factors that undermine optimal child development as well as the reach of publicly funded programs and services that support early childhood well-being.

The report organizes data by three domains: Family Stability, Health and Early Care and Education. Structuring the data in this way reminds us that children experience risk within the context of relationships with their parents, caregivers and families as well as their environment.

Erikson Institute with its partners, Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map and Voices for Illinois Children, curate the risk and reach data as well as state fiscal data.

Download Risk and Reach Reports with 2016 and 2019 data below.

How Can Risk and Reach inform action?

The data in this report can inform policy and program funding decisions made by local and state governmental and nongovernmental stakeholders who can facilitate greater equity for Illinois’ young children and their families. It is designed to:

  • Evaluate how well we are reaching children experiencing risk factors in specific geographies;

  • Help communities better understand the allocation of resources and early childhood programming gaps and needs; and

  • Inform decisions regarding policy, practice, and funding affecting early childhood.

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