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Child Care Services in Illinois

Providing Head Start and Early Head Start home and center-based programs for families and children from birth through age 5.

Head Start Blocks logoOur Head Start and Early Head Start community-based agencies provide comprehensive supports—including early learning, nutrition, home visiting, health and wellness services—that address the immediate needs of families, while also helping them plan for future success.

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Our Head Start and Early Head Start community-based agencies offer children and families:

  • Social and emotional learning: A safe and nurturing early learning environment that promotes cooperation, collaboration, and social development in children
  • Family support services: An assigned family support specialist who assists you with identifying and accessing medical and dental services, ensuring your child is up-to-date on their health and immunization requirements, developing parent-child goals, and providing you resources and referrals to support your goals
  • Diverse learner assistance and support: Guidance for navigating the eligibility requirements for Early Intervention in the Chicago Public Schools
  • Leadership development and engagement: Opportunities to take on leadership roles in parent committees and policy councils