Early Childhood – Resources

Two Rivers Head Start Agency
This organization provides the Kindergarten readiness of young children aged 3-5 years and for, for income-eligible families in Kane and DeKalb counties.

United Way of Elgin
This organization provides resources for kindergarten readiness, financial stability, and children’s health. Take a moment and review their Kindergarten Readiness Calendar.

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.

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
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.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC offers many links to help families with children or adult members who have Autism.