May 2012 Marked the 10th Anniversary of our Chicago Center for Early Education!
• The Chicago Center for Early Education (CCEE) has served 83,132 patrons since opening, and over 10,000 other people have been served off-site.
• The Library collection includes more than 8,000 items available for loan.
• Patrons checked-out 28,737 items from the collection.
• 2,069 meetings and trainings have been supported at CCEE.
• 13,143 people have an active CCEE library resource card with us.
The mission of CCEE is to provide Chicago’s early childhood community with resources and training materials based on current research and best practices to promote high-quality education for young children. Thank you for celebrating with us!
The Chicago Center for Early Education (CCEE) is a free resource center for teachers, parents, students and child care professionals who are interested in early childhood education. The center, located within Malcolm X College, was established in 2002 in partnership with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, the UIC Center for Literacy, and the City Colleges of Chicago. CCEE boasts a library of over 7,000 books and materials that patrons can check-out, and provides access to a workspace area with laminators, die cuts, and book binding machine. There is also a state of the art computer lab complete with scanners, printers, and a poster maker. Every year, the center hosts workshops and meetings for organizations that provide early childhood educators and Chicago's families with quality training they can apply in their lives and in the classroom. These hands-on workshops and trainings focus on building knowledge in early childhood education and in exploring resources from the center. All this is free, underscoring our goal of providing Chicago's early childhood community with resources and training materials that are based on current research and best practices, thereby promoting high-quality education for young children.
To learn more about the resources at CCEE visit online at http://www.uic.edu/educ/ccee. The CCEE web site includes access to their online library catalog and links to other resources including the Parental News newsletter.
Chicago Center for Early Education
1900 W. Van Buren, Room 2611
Chicago, IL 60612-3145
Hours of Operation
1st, 3rd, and 5th sat: 9-12
Closed: 2, and 4th Saturdays and Sundays