In 2009, COFI released the report, Why Isn’t Johnny in Preschool? The report details the barriers for low-income families to accessing early education programs. This year, COFI released a secondary report, How We Got Johnny, Jada and Jose Into Preschool. Through two innovative pilot projects, participation is increasing for low-income, at-risk children in quality early learning programs in Illinois. This briefing explores the programs and the impact those programs have had on at-risk children.