In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Easterseals Serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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Virtual Family Workshops presented by Star Net Region 5
Positive Solutions for Families: Making a Connection!

Building Relationships through Quality Time, Positive Comments and Encouragement | August 5, 2020 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

This webinar will provide information for families on how to promote children’s social and emotional skills, understand their problem behavior, and use positive approaches to help children learn appropriate behavior. Throughout this webinar participants will identify the importance of building positive relationships with children and discuss the “power” of using positive comments and encouragement with children. This workshop is intended for families. NO professional development credits will be given.


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Avoid Cabin Fever with These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis


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Erikson Clinical and Community Services

As we adapt to these unexpected and challenging times due to COVID-19, Erikson's Center for Children and Families is offering virtual mental health services to parents, caregivers, and children, as well as crisis counseling and consultation to support first responders and early childcare providers and teachers. Services can be provided in both English and Spanish, and are available to families regardless of their ability to pay.

Find out more information online or call for an in-take Please reach out about ways we can help through our intake line at 312-709-0508 (English) or 312-934-6446 (Spanish).


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Fine Motor:  Take an empty coffee can or another container with a plastic lid.  Depending on your child’s age and ability, you can cut a slit, make a larger hole, or even leave the lid off.  You child can practice transferring popsicle sticks, straws, or any similar items into the top.  Have them practice opening/closing the lid and repeat!

Movement: Can you find a creative way to help your child practice balance?

Sensory:  Nature themed mystery bag! This helps to build the tactile (touch) sense and enhance material visualization (picturing what it might look like).

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• Cleanup Chart - English • Listening Cords - English
• Cleanup Chart - Spanish • Listening Cords - Spanish
• Feely Books - English • Reading Cues - English
• Feely Books - Spanish • Reading Cues - Spanish 

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Enroll in Head Start/Early Head Start Today

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!

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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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