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Early Childhood Data Reports

Using well-being data and evidence-based research to inform whole-community solutions.

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Policy & Leadership Reports

Empowering Leaders to Evolve Public Policies Based on Data

The more we know, the better we can serve children, families, and communities.

Through our Policy and Leadership initiatives, we work to improve children’s lives by supporting data-driven public policies in service of positive outcomes.

Gain further insight into child development and critical factors with Illinois’ Risk and Reach Report, an analysis of county-by-county data and the reach of publicly-funded programs.

Learn more about our neighborhood-level population measure administrated in kindergarten to gauge the development of young children within the context of their community.

Early Childhood Research Informs the Need for Action 

The first 1800 days of life set the stage for children’s development
13 %
Return on investment per child for high quality early childhood development programs
85 %
Of brain growth and development happens in the first 5 years of life

Data Literacy Coaching

Discover the Power of Data Justice

Data justice ensures communities shape the stories behind data to identify community needs, challenges and strengths. When we contextualize data, we’re better able to create equitable solutions that result in thriving environments for young children and their families.

Learn more about Data Literacy Coaching