The Illinois Risk and Reach report will be available for download March 29th.

The Illinois Risk and Reach Project is a set of data tools that includes a comprehensive early childhood focused report and interactive website compiling analysis of child well-being indicators in relation to state investments in three domains:

  • Family Stability
  • Health
  • Early care and education

The report will inform governmental and nongovernmental early childhood stakeholders who make policy and funding decisions. Data are visualized through tables and maps in three categories:

  • “Risk,” an analysis of a distinct number of indicators representing risk factors that affect child wellbeing and development;
  • “Reach,” an analysis of the availability and distribution of publicly funded early childhood programs and services by geography (such as county, legislative district, etc.);
  • Fiscal analysis of birth through five publicly-funded programs and services comparing the most recent fiscal years.

The report will be a catalyst for dialogue and action that advances greater equity for Illinois children and prompts inquiry into how to effectively distribute state resources.