Building Early Connections The BEC program at Rush focuses on improving systems of care for young children with social-emotional, developmental and behavioral concerns with the goal of developing strong, resilient and healthy children and families. CAC We are Chicago The Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center provides support to victims of childhood sexual abuse. Children need a warm, welcoming place to begin their healing journey and advocates at CAC give the child a voice to speak their truth. Collaboration for Early Childhood CEC champions high-quality early care and education in a child’s first five years to insure everyone arrives at kindergarten ready to thrive. Our mission is to create the world that creates children who are ready for school.