Attention Early Childhood Administrators!

In 2017, the state of Illinois passed legislation affecting all licensed child care and preschool programs in the state. Since then, researchers at University of Illinois at Chicago have surveyed ECE program administrators each Fall to understand their experiences and identify what supports they need to comply with the law. These are especially trying times for IL ECE programs, as you well know. Please consider participating in this research survey to share your experiences so we can directly inform policy and advocacy.


All licensed home- and center-based programs as well as state-funded early childhood programs are eligible to participate and either lead or assistant administrators can complete the survey on your program’s behalf.


 Illinois Early Childhood Administrator Survey 

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The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete depending on your responses. Illinois-based administrators who complete the survey will be able to enter a raffle to win one of five $50 Amazon e-gift cards as a sign of our appreciation for their time.


If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact the principal investigators.


Kate Zinsser, Ph.D.

Psychology Department, University of Illinois at Chicago

1007 W. Harrison St (M/C 285), Chicago, IL, 60607

Phone: 312.996.5494