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Are you an early childhood educator interested in pursuing higher education?
Contact Ashley, Project CHILD's new Higher Education Navigator for more information!

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Welcome to Project CHILD! Our Mission: Project CHILD is committed to advancing the quality, affordability, and accessibility of child care. Our staff and specialists work to help providers, families, and our community better care for children. We believe that quality child care and education enable children to develop to their fullest potential.

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New!  3/14/24

Join fellow early childhood professionals for a day of professional development and networking.  Jeff A Johnson, a former child care center director and family child care owner, is a published author with Redleaf Press and has been training early childhood professionals since 2000.  In 2016, Jeff founded Playvolution HQ ( as a home for original and curated early learning content. 

Register today by contacting Paula at 618-244-2210, or

NEW 2/27/24

Kaskaskia College’s Early Childhood Department and the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) are excited to announce a FREE workshop with Lisa Murphy – The Ooey Gooey Lady on Saturday, April 13th, from 8:00-3:00! This will be a day filled with inspiration, fun, laughter, and ideas for you to take back to your classroom immediately. Join us as Lisa inspires us with the importance of play, with hands-on, messy activities that teach, and with fingerplays and songs that will have your students excited about learning! CPDUs and CEUs will be offered for this free event. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided at no cost to you!

This is a great opportunity for childcare centers to bring staff for professional development!

Reserve your spot now by following the link below to register for this event that you will not want to miss!

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The new 2023-2024 ECACE scholarship is available now! This scholarship is designed to assist child care providers in attaining higher education goals.  Our Higher Education Navigator can help you find the program that best fits your needs. For more information, visit the Illinois Student Assistance Commission website.

Project CHILD provides services to the following counties:

  • Clay County
  • Crawford County
  • Edwards County
  • Effingham County
  • Fayette County
  • Jasper County
  • Jefferson County
  • Lawrence County
  • Marion County
  • Richland County
  • Wabash County
  • Wayne County

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