The Community Connections preschool program was developed in 2006 by the Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) to help prepare children in home-based child care for success in school and in life. It has three goals:
- to make state prekindergarten classroom experiences available to children in home-based care;
- to extend classroom learning experiences in the home-based care setting; and
- to support infant and toddler development in participating providers' homes.
This report describes the methodology and findings of Phase 1 of the evaluation of the Community Connections model.