Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Rogers Park - Community of Opportunity - Child Care


The partnership created new options for child care in Rogers Park (and Edgewater). Such options addressed the needs of the diverse populations (i.e. diverse economic backgrounds and schedules of hours). Partners complimented the work of the Early Childhood Network (ECN) convened by State Representative Carol Ronen.  A 3-year project was funded by HUD’s COPC grant.  This project assisted in needs assessment for Families Together.  With ECN CURL organized the Growing Your Child Care Business Information Fair on November 4, 2001, and produced and developed a health care guide.  CURL also worked with the Women Business Development Center to produce a "model budget."


Research Team

  • D. Van Zytveld, CURL
  • M. R. Back, Graduate Fellow, Sociology
  • C. Sabina, Graduate Fellow, Psychology
  • Roberta Buchanan, Howard Area Community Center
  • Deanna Montgomery, Families Together Cooperative Nursery School
  • Bev Donovan, Loyola University Preschool
  • Kate Sacknoff, Early Childhood Network
  • C. Morgan, Undergraduate Student
  • J. Neumann, Undergraduate Student
  • C. Moothart, Undergraduate Student
  • C. Cortesi, Undergraduate Student
  • S. Knuth, Undergraduate Student
  • K. Segerdahl, Undergraduate Student


Community Partners