• Elgin Partnership for Early Learning

    Elgin Partnership for Early Learning


    Education Services

    About Us

    Elgin Partnership for Early Learning (EPEL) is building a connected community dedicated to helping young children thrive. EPEL is working to intensify the impact of local efforts that prepare children for kindergarten by integrating the partners' expertise and resources to create a unified community plan. In 2011, community partners committed to taking action by giving up individual agendas and adopting an approach called collective impact, which leverages the commitment of its partners to contribute to successful and sustainable outcomes. EPEL in collaboration with the community is working to prepare children for success in school and life.

    EPEL increases entry and engagement through the following objectives: Strengthens the birth to school pipeline through the implementation of a coordinated referral system. Utilizes a common messaging of “Give Me FIVE: Talk, Play, Read, Do and Write” to show unified support for children and families that “Learning Starts at Birth”. Increase parental awareness of programs and the importance of early childhood programs.

    Together we take action through several community initiatives to “Meet Families Where They Are” to increase awareness and access to resources as parents are a child’s first and most important teacher.


    Language in the Laundromat JetXpress Dundee Avenue
    Laundromat Learning JetXpress
    Meeting Families Where They Are Laundromat Learning JetXpress
    JetXpress Laundromat Learning
    Festival Park Learning On The Go Early Learning Signs Installed
    Fit For Kids Grant Early Learning Signs Installed Festival Park in Collaboration with Partners Alignment for Education, City of Elgin
    JetXpress Laundry Outreach to Parents with Partners U-46 Parents as Teachers and U-46 Give Me Five

    Rep/Contact Info

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    Ms. Amber Peters
    Executive Director
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    Cafe Roma 

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