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Baby Bundles by CEC

The Collaboration for Early Childhood is offering the Baby Bundles program:

Sign up to learn more about early childhood resources and
services available to parents and caregivers in Oak Park and River Forest and get your free Baby Bundle upon
connecting. The bundles include books, bibs, onesies, wipes and more!!

More information can be found here:

Parent Leadership Training by CEC

The Collaboration for Early Childhood is offering Parent Leadership Training Starting, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 7:30 PM (Zoom). Training helps parents and families: Set goals for themselves, their family and the community Breakdown the goal setting process into actionable steps while getting the support of their peers and facilitators in the training (all the facilitators are parents from Oak Park!) Learn more on Facebook. RSVP here: or email:

More information is in the attached flyer.

Irving School Photos–COVID-Style!

Photo by Valentin Antonucci on

Thanks to a fellow Irving parent and professional photographer, we have arranged outdoor, contactless, socially distant school photo sessions beginning next week. You do not need to buy the photos ahead of time, but instead will be given a link after your session that you can use to select your packages. There will also be various items for sale, such as keychains, etc., for you to choose from.

Please note, you must sign up for a photo session ahead of time. There will be no makeup sessions. If the weather is horrible, we will work on adding alternative days or will make other arrangements, but there will be no retakes. You do not need to choose a package ahead of time, but instead can wait to see your pictures. If you have more than one child getting pictures taken, please sign them up for consecutive spots. Masks are required until it is time for your pictures. Picture package prices are still being computed, but will likely fall between $24 and $50.

Thanks to Chris Ocken, for giving us such great pricing on this and for helping us to be able to do some of the things we all look forward to in normal times. Sign up for pictures below!