WCECC Office at 618-997-0137 for
information on free growth and
for children age birth to 5.
Williamson Country Early Childhood
Cooperative (WCECC) is a collaborative effort of the
Carterville, Crab Orchard, Herrin, Johnston City, and Marion School Districts
and the Illinois State Board of Education. The Early Childhood model
includes PreK, Parental Training, Birth to Three and
Family Literacy. WCECC emphasizes the relationship among early
childhood education, parenting education and involvement, and future
success in school.
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offers a classroom-based learning experience for children three to
five and provides services for families. Children attend the
school-based program Monday through Friday for three hours each day.
Children are found eligible for the program through a developmental
screening process, which includes information provided by parents.
Training Program serves families throughout Williamson County.
There is a concentration in seven designated areas of life,
parent-child interactive activities, and a parent-community
collaboration plan. The focus is to provide support and
guidance to parents during their child's early years.
Birth to Three Programs
utilizes Dr. T. Berry Brazelton's Touchpoints Model. The goal
is to provide parent education relating to development and nurturing
of infants and toddlers and to include parent-child interactive
serves families with children birth to seven years providing adult
education through local community colleges. Parents are
encouraged to find ways to foster the development of their children.
The Williamson County Early Childhood Cooperative
offers area professionals who strive to teach developmentally
appropriate practices, support and encourage parents, and provide
information about available resources.
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Funded By: ISBE Early Childhood Block Grant