Quick Links - Education Issues

Alan Shepard School (1-4)
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.besd53.org
Phone: 815.929.4600
Kankakee County Public School.
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ALIVE (Adult Literacy Initiative Volunteers Expanded)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kcc.edu/
Phone: 815.802.8307
Focus of the ALIVE program is adult literacy. Participants must be sixteen years of age or older and read at or below a ninth grade reading level.
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Ashkum Early Literacy Center (PreK)
Location: Ashkum, IL
Website: www.clifton-u4.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.698.2212
Iroquois County Public School.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.bbbswillgrundy.org
Phone: 815.715.6822
Serving Kankakee, Will, Grundy, and Iroquois counties
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Bishop McNamara Catholic School
Location: Kankakee, IL; Bourbonnais, IL; Bradley, IL
Website: www.bishopmac.com
Phone: 815.932.7413
Kankakee County Non-Public School.
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Bonfield Grade School (K-1)
Location: Bonfield, IL
Website: www.hsd2.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.933.6995
Kankakee County Public School.
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Bourbonnais Elementary School District #53
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.besd53.org
Phone: 815.929.5100
Kankakee County Public School District #53.
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Bourbonnais Upper Grade Center (7-8)
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.besd53.org
Phone: 815.929.5200
Kankakee County Public School.
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Bradley Central School (6-8)
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.bradleyschools.com
Phone: 815.939.3564
Kankakee County Public School.
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Bradley East School (Pre-K/K-2)
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.bradleyschools.com
Phone: 815.933.2233
Kankakee County Public School.
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Bradley Elementary School District #61
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.bradleyschools.com
Phone: 815.933.3371
Kankakee County Public School District #61.
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Bradley West School (3-5)
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.bradleyschools.com
Phone: 815.933.2216
Kankakee County Public School.
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Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School District #307
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.BBCHS.org/
Phone: 815.937.3707
Kankakee County Public School District #307.
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Bradley-Bourbonnais High School (9-12)
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.BBCHS.org
Phone: 815.937.3707
Kankakee County Public School.
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Bryce-Ash Grove Educational Center
Location: Milford, IL
Phone: 815.889.4120
Iroquois County Public School.
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Camelot of Illinois / Kankakee Campus
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.camelotforkids.org
Phone: 815.602.8200
Camelot's Therapeutic Day School provides therapy and academic instruction for children and adolescents ages 3 to 21 who have been unable to succeed in the school system due to the severity of their disabilities. Day school children are referred by the school systems after consistently demonstrating an inability to function in their present setting. An individualized program assists students in transitioning back to their previous school, or other designated transitional setting.
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Catholic Guild for the Blind
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.guildfortheblind.org
Phone: 312.236.8569
Serves children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, including those with new vision loss.
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Central Community Unit School District #4
Location: Ashkum, IL; Clifton, IL
Website: www.clifton-u4.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.694.2231
Iroquois County Public School District #4.
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Central High School (9-12)
Location: Clifton, IL
Website: www.clifton-u4.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.694.2321
Iroquois County Public School.
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CHADD- Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
Location: Landover, MD
Website: www.chadd.org
Phone: 301.306.7070
National non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with AD/HD.
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Chebanse Elementary School (K-4)
Location: Chebanse, IL
Website: www.clifton-u4.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.697.2642
Iroquois County Public School.
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Christ Lutheran High School
Location: Buckley, IL
Website: www.christlutheranbuckley.com/
Phone: 217.394.2547
Iroquois County Non-Public School.
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Cissna Park Community Unit School District #6
Location: Cissna Park, IL
Website: www.cissnapark.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.457.2171
Iroquois County Public School District #6.
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Cissna Park Elementary School (K-5)
Location: Cissna Park, IL
Website: www.cissnapark.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.457.2171
Iroquois County Public School.
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Cissna Park High School (9-12)
Location: Cissna Park, IL
Website: www.cissnapark.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.457.2171
Iroquois County Public School.
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Cissna Park Junior High School (6-8)
Location: Cissna Park, IL
Website: www.cissnapark.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.457.2171
Iroquois County Public School.
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Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.CASEL.org
Phone: 312.413.1008
Provides leadership to advance the science and practice of school-based social and emotional learning (SEL).
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Crescent City Grade School (K-8)
Location: Crescent City, IL
Website: www.ccgs.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.683.2141
Iroquois County Public School.
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Danforth Elementary School (Pre-K-K)
Location: Danforth, IL
Website: www.iwest.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.269.2230
Iroquois County Public School.
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Donovan Elementary School (K-6)
Location: Donovan, IL
Phone: 815.486.7321
Iroquois County Public School.
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Donovan High School (9-12)
Location: Donovan, IL
Phone: 815.486.7395
Iroquois County Public School.
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Donovan Junior High School (7-8)
Location: Donovan, IL
Phone: 815.486.7395
Iroquois County Public School.
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Edison Primary (K-3)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.932.0621
Kankakee County Public School.
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First Taste Birth to Five Program ( Kankakee School District #111)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/early.htm
Phone: 815.935.7271
First Taste is a state-funded program that focuses on parent education and child development for parents of children 0-5 years old. It is free to families who reside in District #111. The program provides support and information through home visits, group meetings, and screenings.
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Garden of Prayer Youth Center
Location: Momence, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: www.gopyouthcenter.org
Phone: 815.472.2490
Provides year round structured educational and recreational programs and activities that enhance personal development, dignity, pride, self-esteem, and self-worth.
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Gilman Elementary School (1-3)
Location: Gilman, IL
Website: www.iwest.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.265.7631
Iroquois County Public School.
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Glenn Raymond Junior High School (6-8)
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.watseka-u9.k12.il.us/grms/
Phone: 815.432.2115
Iroquois County Public School.
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Governors State University
Location: University Park, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: www.govst.edu
Phone: 708.534.5000
Serves juniors, seniors, and master's students exclusively and offers 42 degree programs in four colleges -- Arts and Sciences, Business and Public Administration, Education, and Health Professions.
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Grace Christian Academy
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.gracecrusaders.org
Phone: 815.939.4579
Kankakee County Non-Public School.
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Grant Park Elementary (K-5)
Location: Grant Park, IL
Website: http://www.grantpark.k12.il.us/gpes/elementary.htm
Phone: 815.465.2183
Kankakee County Public School.
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Grant Park High School (9-12)
Location: Grant Park, IL
Website: http://www.grantpark.k12.il.us/gphs/high.htm
Phone: 815.465.2181
Kankakee County Public School.
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Grant Park Middle School (6-8)
Location: Grant Park, IL
Website: http://www.grantpark.k12.il.us/gpms/middle.htm
Phone: 815.465.2184
Kankakee County Public School.
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Head Start
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.0773
A federally funded program designed for preschoolers residing in Kankakee County who meet eligibility requirements. Provides a regulatory structure for the monitoring and enforcement of quality standards. Locations: Kankakee School District, Momence School District, Herscher School District, Manteno School District.
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Herscher High School (9-12)
Location: Herscher, IL
Website: www.hsd2.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.426.2103
Kankakee County Public School.
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Herscher Intermediate School (2-4)
Location: Herscher, IL
Website: www.hsd2.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.426.2242
Kankakee County Public School.
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Illinois Board of Higher Education
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: www.ibhe.org
Phone: 217.782.2551
Maintains information about the state's public and private colleges and universities.
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Illinois Community College Board
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: http://www.iccb.state.il.us
Phone: 217.785.0123
The state coordinating board for community colleges, administers the Public Community College Act to maximize the ability of the community colleges to serve their communities.
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Illinois Department of Employment Security
Website: http://www.ides.illinois.gov
Phone: 800.244.5631
Provides employment services for the jobless as well as the under-employed, matching employer labor needs with the skills of job seekers.
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Illinois Fatherhood Initiative
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.4fathers.org
Phone: 312.795.8631
A volunteer-led organization that seeks to promote responsible fathering and helps equip men to become better fathers and father figures.
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Illinois High School Association (IHSA)
Location: Bloomington, IL
Website: www.ihsa.org
Phone: 309.663.6377
Governs equitable participation in interscholastic athletics and activities that enrich educational experience.
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Illinois State Board of Education
Location: Springfield, IL
Website: http://www.isbe.state.il.us/
Phone: 866.262.6663
The Illinois State Board of Education provides leadership, advocacy, and support for the work of school districts, policymakers, and citizens.
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Indian Oaks Academy
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.nexustreatment.org
Phone: 815.802.3700
Long-term residential treatment facility that specializes in the treatment of youth sex-offenders ranging in age from 8-19.
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Iroquois County Early Intervention Program
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.5288 x29
Provides services to children from birth to three with developmental delays.
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Iroquois Kankakee Regional Alternative Attendance Center
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.933.4918
An alternative school sponsored by the Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education.
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Iroquois Kankakee Regional Office of Education
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.i-kan.org
Phone: 815.937.2950
Serves as a liaison between the Illinois State Board of Education and the citizens in Kankakee and Iroquois counties. The Regional Office of Education works with school districts, educators, parents, community members, and business leaders to meet the educational needs of children. While supporting the value of life-long learning, the primary focus of the office is related to the kindergarten through high school educational needs of the community.
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Iroquois Special Education Association
Location: Crescent City, IL
Website: www.isea.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.683.2662
Special Education Association.
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Iroquois West High School (9-12)
Location: Gilman, IL
Website: http://www.iwest.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.265.4229
Iroquois County Public School.
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Iroquois West Middle School (6-8)
Location: Onarga, IL
Website: http://www.iwest.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.268.4355
Iroquois County Public School.
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Iroquois West Upper Elementary (4-5)
Location: Thawville, IL
Website: http://www.iwest.k12.il.us/
Phone: 217.387.2291
Iroquois County Public School.
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Je-Neir Elementary (K-4)
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.momence.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.472.6646
Kankakee County Public School.
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John L. Nash Middle School (5-8)
Location: Clifton, IL
Website: www.clifton-u4.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.694.2323
Iroquois County Public School.
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Joliet Junior College
Location: Joliet, IL
Website: www.jjc.edu
Phone: 815.729.9020
A comprehensive community college offering pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university; occupational education leading directly to employment; adult education and literacy programs; work force and workplace development services; and support services to help students succeed.
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Kankakee Area Career Center
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: http://kacc-il.org/
Phone: 815.939.4971
Kankakee County Public School.
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Kankakee Area Special Education Cooperative
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kasec.org
Phone: 815.939.3651
Kankakee County Public School.
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Kankakee Community College
Location: Kankakee, IL; Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kcc.edu
Phone: 815.802.8100
A two-year, fully accredited institution of higher education located in Kankakee, Illinois.
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Kankakee High School (9-12)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.0740
Kankakee County Public School.
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Kankakee Junior High (7-8)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.0730
Kankakee County Public School.
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Kankakee School District #111
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.0779
Kankakee County Public School District #111.
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Kankakee School District #111 Montessori Magnet (K-8)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.0709
Kankakee County Public School.
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Kankakee Trinity Academy
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k3trinityacademy.org
Phone: 815.935.8080
Kankakee County Non-Public School.
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Kankakee Valley Adult Reading and Literacy Program
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kvadultreading.org
Phone: 815.802.0811
Provides tutoring for adults.
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Kennedy Middle Grade (3-6)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.0764
Kankakee County Public School.
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King Middle Grade (4-6)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.0750
Kankakee County Public School.
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Lafayette Primary (K-3)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.8116
Kankakee County Public School.
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Liberty Intermediate School (5-6)
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.besd53.org
Phone: 815.929.5000
Kankakee County Public School.
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Limestone Middle School (5-8)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.hsd2.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.933.2243
Kankakee County Public School.
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Lincoln's Challenge Academy
Location: Rantoul, IL
Website: www.lincolnschallengeacademy.org
Phone: 217.892.1328
Offers 17 months of skills training to high school drop-outs between the ages of 16-18, including an opportunity to acquire a G.E.D.
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Lorenzo R. Smith School (Pre K- 8)
Location: Hopkins Park, IL
Website: www.pembroke.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.944.5219
Kankakee County Public School.
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Manteno Elementary ( PreK-4)
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.manteno5.org/
Phone: 815.928.7200
Kankakee County Public School.
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Manteno High School (9-12)
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.manteno5.org/
Phone: 815.928.7100
Kankakee County Public School.
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Manteno Middle School (5-8)
Location: Manteno, IL
Website: www.manteno5.org
Phone: 815.928.7150
Kankakee County Public School.
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Maternity of the B.V.M.
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.mbvm.org
Phone: 815.933.7758
Kankakee County Non-Public School.
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Milford Elementary East Campus (K-5)
Location: Sheldon, IL
Website: www.milford.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.429.3317
Iroquois County Public School.
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Milford High School (9-12)
Location: Milford, IL
Website: www.milford.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.889.4184
Iroquois County Public School.
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Momence Community Unit School District #1
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.momence.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.472.3501
Kankakee County Public School District #1.
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Momence High School (9-12)
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.momence.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.472.6477
Kankakee County Public School.
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Momence Junior High School (5-8) (PRE-K)
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.momence.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.472.4184
Kankakee County Public School.
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Nettie Davis Elementary School (K-1)
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.watseka-u9.k12.il.us/nettie/
Phone: 815.432.2112
Iroquois County Public School.
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Nexus Educational Center
Location: Onarga, IL
Website: www.nexustreatment.org
Phone: 815.268.7408
Iroquois County Public School.
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Noel LeVasseur School (1-4)
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.besd53.org
Phone: 815.929.4500
Kankakee County Public School.
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Olivet Nazarene University
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.olivet.edu
Phone: 815.939.5011
A fully accredited liberal arts university offering bachelor's and master's degrees.
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Parents Are Linked with Schools
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.6895
Dedicated to providing families with young children's services that will promote the parent-child relationship and foster their child's development and learning.
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Parkland College
Location: Champaign, IL
Website: www.parkland.edu
Phone: 217.351.2200
A comprehensive community college dedicated to providing high-quality programs and services to its students.
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Partners In Parenting (Herscher School District)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.933.2243
Early childhood services available to expectant parents and parents of children from birth to five who reside in the Herscher School District.
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Pembroke Early Education Program
Location: Hopkins Park, IL
Phone: 815.944.5219
A prevention initiative program providing coordinated services to families and their children birth to three years old who reside in the Pembroke School District #259.
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River Valley Migrant and Seasonal Head Start
Location: Kankakee, IL
Phone: 815.932.0569
Provides early childhood programs and Head Start for children of migrant and seasonal workers.
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Shabbona School (1-4)
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.besd53.org
Phone: 815.929.4700
Kankakee County Public School.
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St. Anne Community Consolidated School District #256
Location: St. Anne, IL
Website: www.sags.k12.il.us
Phone: 815.422.5022
Kankakee County Public School District #256.
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St. Anne Community High School District #302
Location: St. Anne, IL
Website: http://www.sachs.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.422.5022
Kankakee County Public School District #302.
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St. Anne Grade School (K-8)
Location: St. Anne, IL
Website: http://www.sags.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.427.8153
Kankakee County Public School.
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St. George Community Consolidated School District #258
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.sg258.com
Phone: 815.802.3102
Kankakee County Public School District #258.
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St. George School (K-8)
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
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St. John Lutheran School
Location: Buckley, IL
Website: www.stjohns-eagles.com
Phone: 217.394.2422
Iroquois County Non-Public School.
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St. Joseph School
Location: Bradley, IL
Website: www.stjosephschoolbradley.org/
Phone: 815.933.8013
Kankakee County Non-Public School.
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St. Paul's Lutheran School
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.stpaulstigers.net
Phone: 815.932.0312
Kankakee County Non-Public School.
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St. Paul's Lutheran School of Woodworth
Location: Milford, IL
Website: stpauls.weebly.com
Phone: 815.889.4209
Iroquois County Non-Public School.
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STARNET
Location: Macomb, IL; Oak Forest, IL
Website: www.starnet.org
Phone: 309.298.1634
Provides training, consultation, and resources to the early childhood community in Illinois. Serves professionals and families with children ages birth through eight with special needs.
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Steuben Elementary School (K-3)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.933.7813
Kankakee County Public School.
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Students All Learning Together (S.A.L.T.)
Location: Kankakee, IL; Sheldon, IL
Phone: 815.933.0771
Alternative Education Programs provided through the Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education for students who are in danger of being expelled.The programs provide both an academic and community service/work component.
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Students.gov
Website: www.students.gov
An official U.S. government web site for college students and their families.
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Taft Primary School (K-2)
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/
Phone: 815.932.0811
Kankakee County Public School.
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United States Department of Education
Location: Washington, DC
Website: www.ed.gov
Administers a number of programs to ensure equal access to education, promote educational excellence for all Americans, and make sure that no child is left behind.
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Unity Christian School
Location: Momence, IL
Website: www.unitychristianmomence.com
Phone: 815.472.3230
Kankakee County Non-Public School.
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Voices for Illinois Children
Location: Chicago, IL
Website: www.voices4kids.org
Phone: 312.456.0600
A not-for-profit, non-partisan, statewide group of child advocates who believe all children deserve the opportunity to succeed.
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Wanda Kendall Elementary School (2-3)
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.watseka-u9.k12.il.us/wanda/
Phone: 815.432.4581
Iroquois County Public School.
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Watseka High School (9-12)
Location: Watseka, IL
Website: www.watseka-u9.k12.il.us/wchs/
Phone: 815.432.2486
Iroquois County Public School.
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Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) of Kankakee
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.k3ymca.org
Phone: 815.933.1741
Mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCAs are toal community service organization,volunteer based and led. Ys are for people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages, and incomes. Kankakee YMCA never turns anyone away for financial reasons and serves over 15,800 youth and families each year.
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Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) of Kankakee
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: http://www.ywca.org/kankakee
Phone: 815.933.4516
Provides licensed child care for children ages 6 weeks to 15 years. Infant/toddler, preschool, before and after school, and evening care services are available.
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