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.

Autism Resources

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.