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About Basics DeKalb County

Basics DeKalb County is housed at the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education and is a community-based and county-wide initiative that relies on the support of charitable donations, agency and business partners, and family engagement. We offer FREE resources and supports to families, caregivers, and local organizations so that ALL children in DeKalb County will have a great start in life.

Basics DeKalb County is part of a comprehensive early learning initiative known as the DeKalb County Collaborative for Young Children that was founded as part of a collective impact movement at the DeKalb County Community Foundation. We are inspired by the fact that 80% of brain growth occurs in the first three years of life. Everyday interactions between children, their parents, caregivers, and any adult in the community can provide rich opportunities to boost brain development in DeKalb County children. Every child from every background can benefit.

Basics DeKalb County is an affiliate of the Basics Learning Network (thebasics.org), a nationally-recognized initiative that provides strategies for whole communities to support vibrant learning and brain development among infants and toddlers.

Contact the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education at 815-217-0460, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road DeKalb, IL 60115

Our Partners

Basics DeKalb County is housed in the DeKalb Regional Office of Education and is a community-based and county-wide program that relies on the support of charitable donations, agency and business partners, and family engagement.

Implementation Partners

DeKalb County Health Department logo
DeKalb County Health Department
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DeKalb County Community Gardens logo
DeKalb County Community Gardens
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DeKalb Regional Office of Education logo
DeKalb Regional Office of Education
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DeKalb County Seal
DeKalb County Mental Health Board
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Adventure Works logo
Adventure Works
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4-C logo
Community Coordinated Child Care (4-C)
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The Growing Place logo
The Growing Place
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Children's Learning Center logo
Children's Learning Center
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DeKalb Public Library logo
DeKalb Public Library
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Sycamore Library logo
Sycamore Library
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Kishwaukee United Way logo
Kishwaukee United Way
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Genoa-Kingston CUSD #424 logo
Genoa-Kingston CUSD #424
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Fox Valley Family YMCA - West Branch
Fox Valley Family YMCA - West Branch
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Hiawatha District 426 logo
Hiawatha District 426
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Sycamore CUSD #427 logo
Sycamore CUSD #427
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Hinckley-Big Rock Royals logo
Hinckley-Big Rock CUSD #429
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Fox Valley Family YMCA - West Branch
Genoa Public Library
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Genoa-Kingston United Way
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DeKalb CUSD #428
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Latsis Bakerypartner
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Floor to Ceiling Interior Design Showroompartner
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American Family Insurance Manual Penapartner
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Family Service Agency
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Christ Community Outreach Center
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Westside Children's Therapy
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St. Paul's Episcopal Church
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Genoa Police Department
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Angie's Sugar Buzz Bakery
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Caliber Home Loans
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Barb Food Mart
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Sandwich Public Library
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DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
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Sycamore Police Department
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Kishwaukee Family YMCA
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Hillmann Pediatric Therapy
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Child Development and Family Center
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Early Learning Development Center
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Birth to Five Illinois: Region 16
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Brightpoint

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Kishwaukee College logo
Kishwaukee College
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Flewellin Library
Flewellin Library
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Barb City Laundry
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Shoe Sensation
Shoe Sensation
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Genoa Park District
Genoa Park District
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Midwest Sportsplex logo
Midwest Sportsplex
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Somonauk Public Library logo
Somonauk Public Library
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NIU logo

NIU Couple and Family Therapy Clinic

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Cortland Library logo
Cortland Library
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Safe Passage

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