Erikson Institute gratefully acknowledges the staff at the Offord Centre for Child Studies at McMaster University, the Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia, and the Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities at the University of California Los Angeles for contributing their time and expertise to the development of this pilot project.

We are also deeply appreciative of the commitment demonstrated by community collaboratives, school districts, teachers, parents, concerned residents, local early childhood providers, elected officials, and businesses. Their effort and support was critical to the successful implementation of the Erikson Institute Early Development Instrument Pilot Project in their respective communities.

The Erikson Institute Early Development Instrument Pilot Project is generously supported by:

Lastly, the leadership, insight and expertise of the Early Development Instrument Strategic Advisory Committee members were invaluable for the evolution of this project and ensuring its responsiveness to the needs of each community.

Grace Araya
Director of Community Systems Statewide Support, Illinois Action for Children

Mara Botman
Program Officer, Circle of Service Foundation

Tonya Bibbs
Assistant Professor, Erikson Institute

Charles Chang
Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, Erikson Institute

Cornelia Grumman
Education Director, McCormick Foundation

Kimberlee Guenther
Vice President of Community Impact, United Way of Metro Chicago

Theresa Hawley
formerly of Illinois Action for Children

Lisa Hood
Senior Policy Analyst and Researcher, Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University

Ashley Long
Director, Birth to 3rd Grade Continuity Project

Cathy Main
Senior Lecturer and Program Coordinator, The University of Illinois At Chicago

Cathy Mannen
Union Professional Issues Directors, Illinois Federation of Teachers

Sylvia Puente
Executive Director, Latino Policy Forum

Elliott Regenstein
Partner, Foresight Law + Policy

Cynthia Tate
Executive Director, Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development

Joyce Weiner
Policy Manager, Ounce of Prevention