About IEL

The Illinois Early Learning Project is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois.

  • Principal Investigator: Micki Ostrosky
  • Co-Principal Investigator and Project Director: Emily Dorsey
  • Visiting Early Childhood Content and Engagement Coordinator: Natalie Danner
  • Webmaster: Deborah Fuoss
  • Editor: Kevin Dolan
  • Translators: Berkeley Hinrichs and Pat Mucha
  • Content experts: Sallee Beneke, Bernie Laumann, and Jean Mendoza
  • Accountant: Waddah Sweid
  • Support staff: Ashley Hornig

Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

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