In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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Head Start is Enrolling Now in the Chicagoland Area

We partner with early childhood centers in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County to provide the highest level of comprehensive early learning services and care to children and families. Our centers are NOW ENROLLING so call today and get a spot in this popular program before spaces fills up!

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Who We Are

Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford serves nearly 30,000 clients annually and proudly employs 600+ dedicated professionals in programs across the Chicagoland and Rockford regions of Illinois.

Established in 1936, we support children, individuals with disabilities, and their families through two pillars of work: Comprehensive Autism and Behavioral Services and Early Learning and Developmental Services.

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Closures and Safety Measures

Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Rockford is following the states guidelines set forth by Governor Pritzker, Mayor Lightfoot, and the CDC.

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Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Greater Rockford

1939 West 13th Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60608-1226
Phone: 312-491-4110

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Our Early Learning Services Team gathers leading resources and activities to support our parents and families. Many families are participating in Virtual Learning so we've gathered resources to help—all in one place.
Easterseals partners with early childhood centers in the city of Chicago and suburban Cook County and we are NOW ENROLLING children ages 0-5 in this program. Find a center location closest to you.
IAP Virtual Classroom
Easterseals Illinois Autism Partnership (IAP) launches VIRTUAL CLASSROOM, releasing new videos every Tuesday and Thursday at 10:00 AM, CST. Visit our IAP YouTube channel to enjoy the visual, hands-on nature of our videos.

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