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Head Start/Early Head Start Services

What is Head Start/Early Head Start?

Head Start/Early Head Start and Preschool for All/Prevention Initiative are early learning programs 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 these programs is to promote school readiness in young children of all abilities from families that are at-risk due to socio-economic, environmental, or developmental factors. Our center based and home based programs combine high quality early learning experiences for children with comprehensive and integrated services to support the entire family.

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.

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. Easterseals is also an awardee of the Illinois State Board of Education for Preschool for All and Prevention Initiative in suburban Cook County.

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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Head Start Newsletter

Take a moment to read our quarterly newsletter.

Fall 2018 Head Start Newsletter

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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