The Collaboration for Early Childhood Care and Education is deeply appreciative of Wednesday Journal’s publication of earlyStart, Oak Park’s Successes in Early Childhood Education special section in its April 26 edition. In beautiful and compelling fashion earlyStart underscored the vital importance of a child’s interactions with parents, caregivers, and teachers?#34;from birth through six to her/his later successes in school and beyond.

It also highlighted the dedication and creativity of many Oak Park early childhood providers. Wednesday Journal performed a significant public service through its in-depth coverage of the ways in which we can ensure the growth and development of all our children. Again, our sincerest thanks for outstanding work.

Eric Gershenson
Chair, Collaboration for Early Childhood Care and Education

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