ERIKSON INSTITUTE educates, inspires, and promotes leadership to serve the needs of children and families. Erikson is the premier graduate school dedicated to child development and also provides direct services to children and families. Erikson is a leader in influencing early childhood policy and advocates on behalf of all children so they can achieve optimal educational, social, emotional, and physical well-being. For more information or questions about the Report, email Erikson’s Policy and Leadership Department at

ILLINOIS EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSET MAP (IECAM) OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN provides information on existing services, the demographics of young children and their families, and state resources that serve young children. For more information on the data provided in this Report or to learn about additional early childhood data available, please email

THE FISCAL POLICY CENTER AT VOICES FOR ILLINOIS CHILDREN provides timely, credible, and accessible information and analysis on fiscal issues that affect children, families, and communities. Their work focuses on state budget and tax policy, as well as fiscal aspects of Voices’ policy priorities, including education, health care, human services, and family economic security. For information or questions on the fiscal scan of the report, please email

RAISING ILLINOIS is a partnership of diverse individuals and organizations across Illinois committed to supporting our youngest generation by ensuring infants, toddlers and families can access high-quality health care, engage in quality learning experiences and establish economic security. Its leaders and data committee members provided guidance on the approach and selection of data indicators for the Prenatal to Three Supplement. Visit to learn more about this prenatal to three coalition.

Erikson Institute
Illinois IECAM
Voices for Illinois Children
Raising Illinois


Thank you to the Illinois Risk and Reach Advisory Council for the time, thought and energy dedicated to developing the breadth and depth of this report to ensure its relevance for all early childhood stakeholders.

Tiffany Allen-Hampton
Tiffany Allen-Hampton Company

Luke Bandyk
Erikson Institute 

Karen Berman
Start Early 

Mara Botman
Circle of Service Foundation

Tim Carpenter
Formerly of Council for Strong America 

Denise Castillo Dell Isola
Irving Harris Foundation 

Charles Chang
Erikson Institute 

Catherine Corr
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Paula Corrigan-Halpern
Children’s Home and Aid

Ricardo Covarrubias
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map

Representative Fred Crespo
Illinois State Representative

Maura Daly
Erikson Institute 

Mary Doran
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services 

Dana Garner

Ireta Gasner
Start Early 

Phyllis Glink
Irving Harris Foundation 

Andria Goss
Erikson Institute 

Tasha Green Cruzat
Voices for Illinois Children  

Cornelia Grumman
Robert R. McCormick Foundation 

Dan Harris
Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies 

Theresa Hawley
Formerly of Governor's Office

Keith Hollenkamp
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map 

Carisa Hurley
Illinois State Board of Education 

Jamilah Jor'dan
Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development 

Katie Kelly
Pritzker Children's Initiative 

Dan Kotowski
Kids Above All 

Mitch Lifson
Voices for Illinois Children 

Senator Kimberly Lightford
Illinois State Senate

Kimberly Mann
Illinois Department of Child and Family Services 

Laura Mayka
Circle of Service Foundation

Kenya McRae
Illinois Department of Public Health 

Catherine Milliken
Erikson Institute 

Senator Julie Morrison
Illinois State Senate

Lauri Morrison-Frichtl
Head Start Region V 

Senator Cristina Pacione-Zayas
Illinois State Senate 20th District, Erikson Institute

Bryan Preston
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map 

Sylvia Puente
Latino Policy Forum 

Teresa Ramos
Illinois Action for Children 

Elliot Regenstein
Foresight Law + Policy 

Jeremy Rosen
Shriver Center on Poverty Law 

Deputy Governor Jesse Ruiz
Governor's Office  

Linda Satterfield
Illinois Department of Human Services 

Sara Slaughter
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation 

Danielle Stanley
Voices for Illinois Children 

Robin Steans
Advance Illinois 

Dawn Thomas
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map 

Brandon Thorne
W. Clement and Jessie V. Stone Foundation 

Tara Townsend

Jaclyn Vasquez
Erikson Institute 

Veronica Vidal
Erikson Institute

Noctis Zhang
Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map


The Risk and Reach Project is generously funded by an Anonymous Donor and by:

Irving Harris Foundation
Pritzker Children's Initiative
Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development

This project was made possible by grant number 90TP0057. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official view of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.