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Choosy Kids Calendar for February

Download the 'Choosy' February 2022 monthly activity calendar

Groundhog Day is February 2

It’s a great time to explore shadows! Here is an activity to help your child discover and learn more about shadows

Valentine’s Day is February 14

Here are some easy craft ideas to spread the love, using items that are easily found in nature, aka FREE!

Mom and Dad, show yourself some love by taking care of yourself:
> Visit the Garfield Park Conservatory or take a free virtual yoga class.
> Have a spa day at home:

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February is National Children's Dental Health Month

This month the ADA (American Dental Association) supports promotion of the benefits of good oral health to children.  Please visit the ADA Dental Health Month site at: https://www.ada.org/resources/community-initiatives/national-childrens-dental-health-month for posters, flyers, program planning guides, publicity resources and printable activity sheets (see attachment). 

February is American Heart Month

American Heart Month is a time to focus on their cardiovascular health. The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is shining a light on hypertension (high blood pressure), a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. The Division is committed to addressing barriers to health equity in communities disproportionately affected by cardiovascular disease. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) is offering a toolkit that can help communicate the importance of the prevention of high blood pressure. General page for resources for individuals and patients: https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/american_heart_month_patients.htm Some highlighted resources: 5 Surprising Facts About High Blood Pressure High Blood Pressure in Kids and Teens

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Black History Month is in February

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) designated a theme for the 2022 Black History Month as Black Health and Wellness. This theme considers health and wellness activities, rituals and initiatives that Black communities have done to be well. 

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Enjoy The Snow And Ice While It’s Here!

Enjoy the outdoors during the cold months with activities from Brookfield Zoo's Hamill Family Play Zoo

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Read-Alouds

Free Fun Family Math Activities

Enjoy math and prepare for kindergarten with Erikson Early Family Math

I Can Share!

This bilingual social story, created by RCADD, is a great way to introduce sharing concepts in your child.

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Talking about Diversity with Children Using Playdough

What better way to talk about diversity than with play dough! It is something all kids can identify with, and it provides a great way for them to learn though play.

Reconnecting and Respecting

As we all face more changes in plans, every family's experiences and decisions will vary. You can help children learn to listen, practice compassion and respect, and build empathy and other social-emotional skills. Here is the article, video, and interactive activity through Sesame Street in Communities.

Coronavirus Questions and Answers

What families and caregivers need to know about Coronavirus

When Should You Wean Baby Off The Bottle

Pediatricians and pediatric dentists say that babies should break the bottle habit at 12 months. Learn more about what the American Academy of Pediatrics has to say about bottle feeding your baby.

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What and How Much To Feed Your Toddler

GROW by WebMD Experts explain how to provide toddlers with the nutritious food they need for their growing bodies. Learn about how much to serve.

Family Favorites Cookbook

The children, teachers and families in one of our partner Head Start classes at CLC Palmers Hill put together a cookbook.The cookbook features a few of their favorite recipes to make together as a family!

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'What If' Questions About Face Coverings from the Child’s Perspective

Seperation and Divorce: Get Support through Education

Upcoming Family Friendly Training From RCADD 

February 9, 2022  |  Time: 4 PM – 5:15 PM
Tips and Tools for Home and School
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February 11, 2022  |  12 PM – 1:15 PM
Tips and Tools for Home and School
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February 10, 2022  |  Time: 12 PM – 1:15 PM
Consejos y Apoyos Estructurados Para la Casa y la Escuela 
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March 9, 2022  |  Time: 12 PM– 1:15 PM
Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs
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March 10, 2022  |  Time: 4 PM– 5:15 PM
Toilet Training for Children with Special Needs
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CPS

Kindergarten Enrollment for 2022-2023

  • The GoCPS application process for the 2022-23 school year officially launched on October 13, 2021, visit go.cps.edu and click sign up to begin. For questions regarding this process contact CPS at 773-553-2060 or email gocps@cps.edu.


Remote Learning Resources for Parents

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Here you'll find everything from YouTube videos on 'How to log into a ZOOM call' and 'What apps to download' along with what to expect from our team during virtual learning. We've compiled these great virtual learning resources just for you during remote learning.


We are planning some great activities for parents/guardians, and would like to hear from you on what kinds of activities you would like us to offer! Please complete this survey. Thank you!!

Planeamos algunas actividades fabulosas para padres y tutores. ¡Nos gustaría escuchar de ustedes para saber que tipo de actividades le gustaría usted que ofrezcamos! Favor de completar la encuesta por seguir el enlace a continuación. ¡Gracias!


How to Enroll in Head Start/Early Head Start

Spaces fill up fast for our programs so secure your spot as soon as you can. All of our Head Start Child Care Learning Centers are taking the safest and healthiest precautions possible during this time of uncertainty. Your family's safety and health is our most important job. Enroll today!

Online Head Start Application


Back-to-School Weekly updates and Virtual Learning

Educational resources and weekly updates

Additional learning activities the team put together for our families during the COVID-19 pandemic in Summer 2020

Easterseals Early Learning Office

4415 W. Harrison Street, Suite 510  |  Hillside, IL 60162
708.330.4490 Phone
headstart@eastersealschicago.org
earlyheadstart@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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