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SPARK Director speaks on Improving and Strengthening the Early Childhood System




Change the first five years and you change everything!




Dunham Fund:  Proud Partners of SPARK




ExceleRate Illinois



Too Small to Fail



The President's Early Learning Proposal



Early Learning Matters



It doesn't take books to share the fun of a story! 

Sharing stories is a great way to spend time with your child.



The world is filled with words and signs. 

Reading them aloud helps a child make sense of the world around him. 



Reading together is more than just the words and pictures,

it's about time spent with your child.



First Impressions:  Exposure to Violence and a Child's Developing Brain



The Urgency of Now


Teaching Moment:  Patience and Sharing


Stronger Together:  Many Voices for Early Learning