Early Childhood Education 2252 Research Guide

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. An example using Glen Ellyn or the county, DuPage.

Public Transit in DuPage
Links to Rail and Bus service, Special Needs, Van Pooling and more.

The local Public Libraries in the area
Do a google search for the town/city name (or towns nearby) and the phrase "public library."

Illinois Report Card
Look up a profile of a public school in your community. Profiles include graduation rates for high schools plus other useful information about the student population, per student expenditures, and other data.

Community Resources

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.
Also take a look at http://www.ywcachicago.org/our-work/family-support-services/child-care-assistance-program/

Metro Day Care
List of child care providers in your community. May need to search 10 miles out.

Community Hunger Network
A website to find local food pantries in DuPage county.

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.

College of DuPage Library, College and Career Information
Our site that contains information of finding and applying for jobs, building your career, and finding a college to attend or transfer.