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Welcome to Black Child Development Institute of

Chicago

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Nutrition Education Project
Sponsored by the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) and Too Small to Fail, BCDI-Chicago’s Nutrition Education Project promotes healthy eating by offering nutrition education to children and families in our Affiliate community.
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Raising A Reader Program
Learn more about BCDI-Chicago's Raising A Reader program, which is proven to support families in understanding the importance of regular “book sharing,” fostering children’s love of reading and promoting at-home literacy routines.
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Each One, Reach One Program
Learn more about BCDI-Chicago's Each One, Reach One program, a student support initiative focused on literacy and language development for children from primary to middle grades.
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Meetings and Events
Learn more about BCDI-Chicago's upcoming Affiliate membership meetings and events this year.
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Policy and Advocacy
We must lift our voices in support of Black children, families and communities. BCDI-Chicago offers opportunities for Affiliate members to actively engage in our policy efforts by serving on our Public Policy and Advocacy Committee.
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BCDI-Chicago's Professional Development Conference
Learn more about BCDI-Chicago's all-day Professional Development Conference, which was held on Saturday, November 12, 2016.
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"Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: Illinois" Report
Read the National Black Child Development Institute's State of the Black Child report, "Being Black Is Not a Risk Factor: Statistics and Strengths-Based Solutions in the State of Illinois."

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Events & Programs

Supported by the United Parcel Service (UPS) Foundation, BCDI-Chicago has partnered with the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) and Raising A Reader (RAR) to implement their award-winning early literacy program, Raising A Reader. This program is proven to support families in understanding the importance of regular “book sharing,” fostering children’s love of reading and promoting at-home literacy routines. The goal of this partnership is to empower Black families with effective and practical knowledge, tools, and resources to equip their young children with the early language and literacy skills needed to ensure their early academic success.

BCDI-Chicago holds general Affiliate membership meetings on a quarterly basis. Members receive a three-week email notice with the date, time, and location of all meetings.  We offer additional opportunities for members:

  • To make professional connections.
  • To serve on committees.
  • To work on direct service programs.
  • To share thoughts and ideas.
  • To receive mentoring and coaching from other professionals.
  • To attend and participate in local and national professional conferences.

The Each One, Reach One program is a student support initiative focused on literacy and language development for children from elementary to middle school. Teachers and school administrators identify students in need of additional educational support in reading and writing. To date, our students have attended several Chicago Public Schools and Whittier Public School in Harvey, Illinois.

Sponsored by the National Black Child Development Institute (NBCDI) and Too Small to Fail, BCDI-Chicago’s Nutrition Education Project promotes healthy eating by offering nutrition education to children and families in our Affiliate community. 

PolicyEarly Care and EducationHealthFamily EngagementLiteracyChild Welfare