Southern Region Early Childhood Program

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The Southern Region Early Childhood programs encompass a number of grant-funded initiatives that have had a significant impact on the children and families of southern Illinois.

They include pre-kindergarten programs in public schools and community-based childcare centers, parental training programs and birth-to-three early intervention programs, and family literacy partnerships.

These programs are made possible through extensive collaboration between SIU, public school districts, area early childhood programs, and community colleges. Our Early Childhood specialty area has benefited from the Southern Region’s programs in many ways, including high quality teaching of Program Coordinators, availability of practicum and internship sites, opportunities for employment for our graduates, and resources available through the Child Development Laboratories located in Quigley 128.

For more information on the Southern Region Programs, call 618-453-4271.