The Heart of Illinois United Way provides resources promoting health, education and financial stability in Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford Counties in Central Illinois.

Success by 6® Parent Resources


American Academy of Pediatrics
Health and wellness information for families including information on developmental stages, immunizations, and parenting.

Born Learning™
An innovative public campaign that helps parents, caregivers and communities create quality early learning opportunities for young children. The website is full of tips for including learning in everyday activities.

Family Education Network
Kindergarten milestones by subject.

The Illinois Early Learning Project
Provides information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois.

PBS Parents and PBS Kids or
Information about child development, and fun educational activities for children to help get them ready for school.

PNC Grow Up Great®
PNC Grow Up Great® helps children from birth through age five develop a passion for learning that lasts a lifetime – and can help set them on a path to success.

Preschool Education
Preschool Education is a resource for parents and educators to discover the fun in learning and pass the fun on to the young children’s lives they touch every day.

Reading Rockets
Reading Rockets offers a wealth of strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn to read.

Provides information, activities and advice for parents with a focus on literacy and learning. Includes the 4-C’s of basic social skills.

Health and Social Service Agencies

Child Care Connection at Illinois Central College
Phone: 690-7300
Child Care Connection Assists families in their search for childcare. Parents may call or speak to a trained advisor.

Children’s Center of Tazewell County
Phone: 699-6141
Full daycare and preschool programs

Community Action Agency
Phone: 671-3900
Head Start, early Head Start and Even Start

Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS)
800-252-2873, child abuse hotline

Tazewell-Woodford Head Start
Phone: 699-6843
Educational readiness programs

Plus, the complete list of Heart of Illinois United Way partner agencies

Public Health Departments

Health departments across the area can help with immunizations, medical records and general health needs.

Marshall County Health Department
Phone: 246-8074

Peoria City/County Health Department
Phone: 679-6000

Bureau-Putnam County Health Department
Phone: 815-872-5091 or 815-925-7326

Stark County Health Department
Phone: 852-3115

Tazewell County Health Department
Phone: 925-5511

Woodford County Health Department
Phone: 467-3064

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