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Monthly Childcare Collaborative

August 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create a future for you and the next generation.

Childcare Collaborative is a business growth-oriented program presenting relevant topics for childcare providers at all stages of the business lifecycle. Offered on the 4th Wednesday of each month, this Collaborative delivers expert lead trainings and resources, industry trends, peer networking opportunities and an ongoing partnership to support participants’ business goals.

Join us to learn how Birth to five Illinois is reimagining a more equitable Early Childhood Education and Care system that ensures family and community voices are centered and prioritized at every decision-making level. Birth to Five Illinois is organizing 39 statewide Birth to Five Action Councils and Birth to Five Family Councils with the goals of:

• Providing a statewide mechanism to engage local stakeholders

• Gathering family opinion

• Creating a strategic plan that clearly identifies the need for expansion of quality early learning in every region

• Enabling local residents to come together and address the early childhood needs within their own communities

Learn why joining these efforts is so important, to provide direction and vision. Help identify and address the early childhood needs in your community!

Subject Matter Expert

Sharkisha Jones (she/her) is the Regional Council Manager for Region 24. She has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for 20 years. Sharkisha is the founder and owner of a nonprofit organization that assists young children with bridging learning gaps in reading, writing, and math. In the last five years, she has consulted with many early childhood educators and child care centers on curriculum development and best practices in the classroom.

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

Contact Information

Blanca Berthier, Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Services |


Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Early Childhood Education Entrepreneurial Program in Aurora is offered through generous funding from the Aurora Women’s Empowerment Foundation.


August 29, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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