Illinois Early Childhood (MTSS) Multi-Tiered System of Supports


Illinois MTSS NetworkMTSS Definition in Illinois: Multi-Tiered System of Supports is a framework for continuous improvement that is systemic, prevention focused, and data-informed, providing a coherent continuum of supports responsive to meet the needs of all learners. (IL-MTSS Network)


To provide MTSS guidance and resources to administrators, educators, and families in the early learning community.

To promote Pre-K through grade 12 collaboration and alignment of developmentally appropriate practices to both improve and sustain implementation of Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for early learners.


Facilitate a coordinated, statewide, cross sector process of capacity building, implementation fidelity, and systematic sustainability of a Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) framework in early learning environments that provide a continuum and variety of supports and services that address children’s unique needs and abilities.


Establish an early learning MTSS framework of developmentally appropriate curriculum, instruction, assessment and interventions, grounded in research and informed by data to provide high quality learning experiences for all early learners. This includes special populations such as students with a documented disability and students who are English language learners.

Early childhood MTSS whole child targeted areas include but are not limited to: academic, social emotional, family engagement, student attendance, medical/mental health and students experiencing homelessness.