State-funded preschool programs, number of funded slots, by county in Illinois

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The numbers presented here are the total proposed capacity of Illinois' Preschool For All (PFA) program.  "Proposed capacity" refers to "the number of children proposed to be served (at any one time) or enrolled in ISBE PFA programs" (per the Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map [IECAM]).

IECAMS's definition of PFA is: For children 3 and 4 years old, The Early Childhood Education division of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) provides funding for the Preschool for All (PFA) Children program. The long term goal of the Preschool for All Children program is to provide educational services to all 3- and 4-year-old children whose families choose to participate. The Preschool for All Children program focuses on providing high-quality educational programs for children who are determined to be at risk of academic failure. It also provides funding for programs serving families of low to moderate income whose children are not considered to be at risk academically and other families that choose to participate.

Data Source: Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map; based on data from Illinois State Board of Education.