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Early Childhood Education and Care 2252 Research Guide

Early Childhood Education & Care Librarian: Marjorie Peters
Office: HSC3337
Phone: (630) 942-2337
E-mail: petersm@cod.edu


Community Information

Enter zip code or community name. Find population and education levels under Population and Races; See median income for households and families as well as male/female workers under Income and Careers; Find types of housing units (single/multi-family homes) under Housing. Currently based on 2000-2010 census figures.
City-Data.Com Illinois Bigger Cities 
Population, housing, income, crime, climate, hospitals, schools, shopping, churches, and much more.
Census Quick Facts 
Click on Illinois on the U.S. map and select a city from the dropdown box. Essential data from the 2010 census.
Many useful tables from the U.S. census and American Community Survey for community information. Choose Community Facts in center and type in town name. May be given several to choose from around the U.S. -- click the appropriate local one. Choose table groups from list.
Your community's Web site 
Use Google to find your community's Web site. Explore the Web site for useful information.
Public Transit in DuPage 
Links to Rail and Bus service, Special Needs, Van Pooling and more.
Yahoo! Local 
Find your community and search for grocery stores, schools, child care centers, hospitals, etc.
Find your community and search for grocery stores, schools, child care centers, hospitals, etc.
Illinois Libraries 
Click on City and choose your town from the list. All libraries: public, school, academic, special will be listed.
Illinois School Profiles 
Look up a profile of a school in your community. Profile includes graduation rates for high schools plus other useful information about the student population.

Community Resources

Positive Parenting DuPage 
Search the Directory of Organizations by topic (left column) for resources for families in DuPage County.
C.R.I.S. Community Resources Information System DuPage County 
Directory of community health and human services organizations/agencies in DuPage County.
DuPage County Health Department List of Services 
Services and programs for children and families.
DuPage and Kane County child care referrals through YWCA Need to register to get this information and assumes that you are seeking child care.
Metro Day Care 
List of child care providers in your community. May need to search 10 miles out.
Directory of Health and Human Services in Metropolitan Chicago from United Way Metro Chicago Reference HV 99 .C4 D57 latest version 
Chicago area human services and health agencies

Employment and Career Information

Illinois Labor Market Information
Click on Occupational Wages (OES), then choose Local Workforce Area. DuPage County is LWA6.
Information on over 950 occupations, including work tasks, skills, abilities, values, and more for each job.
Occupational Outlook Handbook On the Web
Full-text of the most essential career information source in the United States.

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