Early Childhood Resources
United Way of Elgin – This organization provides resources for kindergarten readiness, financial stability, and children’s health.
Day One Pact – This organization supports families with concerns about the development of their children under the age of three.
Kane County Regional Office of Education – The Kane County ROE provides a variety of resources and information about schools, community services, and other information for the county.
Gail Borden Public Library – The Gail Borden library offers a variety of resources, programs, and online tools for families.
Imagination Library – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school.
Taylor YMCA – The Taylor Family Branch YMCA is focused on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. There are many wonderful programs offered for children.
YWCA Elgin – The YWCA is a safe, nurturing hub of activity that brings together women, youth, and families of diverse backgrounds to a place that fosters growth, leadership and prosperity.
National Military Family Association – This web site offers support for military families with special needs family members.
Easter Seals – Easter Seals provides information and resources for the first five years of child development.
Jan Brett – This beloved children’s book author’s website offers many free coloring pages, videos and activities.
The Illinois State Board of Education – ISBE provides families with information about all facets of education in our state.
Sesame Street and Autism – See Amazing in All Children offers families ways to manage common challenges, to simplify everyday activities, and to grow connections and support from family, friends, and community.
Autism Speaks – This organization provides resources, support, and information about autism.
National Autism Center – NAC provides information about the treatment of autism spectrum disorder and offers resources for families, practitioners, and communities.
Model Me Kids – This website provides video modeling resources, apps, software, and videos for children and adults with Autism.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – The CDC offers many links to help families with children or adult members who have Autism.