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Head Start/Early Head Start Services

What is Head Start/Early Head Start?

Head Start/Early Head Start is an early learning program nationally recognized for high quality, family-centered education for children ages 0 to 5 years. Download the Head Start/Early Head Start brochure.


The goal of all Head Start and Early Head Start programs is to promote school readiness in young children of all abilities from families with incomes below poverty guidelines. Our programs integrate social and intellectual development through the provision of education, health, family, nutrition and other services.

Easterseals partners with early childhood programs in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County. These collaborations give children and families the opportunity for a brighter future and a head start to success. View the map of Easterseals Head Start/Early Head Start locations.

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Head Start Portal

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The Benefits

Head Start/Early Head Start provides hands-on, comprehensive quality services giving children and their families the opportunity for a brighter future and a head start to success. Learn more about the benefits.

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Enrollment

Now enrolling children ages 0 to 5.  For more information on services or eligibility requirements please reach out to us today.

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Chicago Locations

Easterseals partners with private childcare centers in the city of Chicago.

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South Suburban Locations

Easterseals partners with private childcare centers in south suburban Cook County.

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West Suburban Locations

Easterseals partners with private childcare centers in west suburban Cook County.

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Head Start/Early Head Start Teams

As a result of joint planning, direct support services, ongoing monitoring, and professional development, sites achieve full compliance in all content areas. Sites have access to the following resources.

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Annual Report

Click here to view the City of Chicago Head Start/Early Head Start FY2017 Annual Report.

Click here to view the Suburban Head Start/Early Head Start 2016-2017 Annual Report.

Easterseals Head Start/Early Head Start Services
Offices

120 Madison Street 
Oak Park, IL 60302
708.434.2525 Phone

4415 W. Harrison Street, Suite 510
Hillside, IL 60162
708.330.4490 Phone

headstart@eastersealschicago.org

Easterseals is funded by two separate grants for Head Start/Early Head Start Services. We are a grantee of the Office of Head Start for services provided in suburban Cook County and a delegate of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services for services provided in Chicago.

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