Birth to Five Illinois
Edna Navarro Vidaurre (she/her/ella) is the Regional Council Manager for the Region 1-A (City of Chicago). Edna has over 30 years in the field of early childhood education and care and has served in a variety of roles, including Family and Community Engagement Manager for the Office of Early Childhood Education at Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Assistant Director of Community Systems Development at Illinois Action for Children, Preschool Teacher in CPS and at a Community Early Learning Center, and Illinois Early Childhood Fellow.
She serves on a volunteer basis on the Collaboration on Child Homelessness Illinois (COCHI) Leadership Team, Erikson Institute Early Childhood Leadership Alumni Advisory Board, Healthcare transformation collaborative (St. Anthony Hospital) and others.
Edna believes that communities that engage residents in building a place they want to live are imperative to the well-being of children and their families. She is an activist in her Portage Park neighborhood, where she founded a local park advisory council and was instrumental in the allocation of $1.3 million dollars in capital improvements to her local Chicago Park District.
Edna is married, has four children and two fur babies named Luna & Coco.