In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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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!

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Holiday Safety

The Holidays Can Be Busy But Safe Too

There are simple ways to make sure you're being extra safe this holiday season. Here are a few things to keep in mind with the upcoming holidays.

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Illinois Early Learning Project Offers Relief During Uncertain Times

  • This Tool Kit gives some great resources during uncertain times for your family while dealing with Covid-19.

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Sesame Street Wants To Help You Stay Connected

A health emergency brings many changes and much uncertainty for young children and their families. The resources on the page can help families cope during difficult times.

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42 Fun Things To Do In Chicago And The Suburbs For The Holidays

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NAEYC Has Worked On A Series About Supporting Children And Families Through Change

  • To all those families out there trying to keep it together and juggle work life and family life, remember this: it’s okay to feel overwhelmed. To get through these times, follow the quick and easy set of “3 Rs”: recognize, reframe, and recover.
  • Do you wonder how to help your young child and his loved ones stay in touch when they are far apart? Children as young as 8 months old respond very well to interactions with people via video chat platforms. Learn more here. 


Family Trainings By Starnet Are A Great Way To Get Involved

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Read Aloud Together

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Kids Love Spending Time In The Kitchen With Mom And Dad


Be Careful Mixing Any Medications This Cold And Flu Season

  • Here is what the Illinois Poison Center pharmacists want you to know about combining cold and flu medications.

Feelings Treasure Hunt: Anger

  • Talk to your child about what it feels like to be angry, what your body feels like, what makes them angry, and what they can do when they are angry.
  • Anger, along with other emotions, can be solved at home by taking a moment to examine the root of the feelings. Here is a story and cards that can help children.

Playdoh Can Be An Easy Way To Explore Patterns, Shapes, And Coordination

  • Check out this quick and easy activity that you can do with your child to explore with Playdoh.

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

Chicago PrE-Learning

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This online education platform for birth - 5 learners and their families provides everything you need to continue education outside of the classroom and in the home.

Back-to-School Weekly updates and Virtual Learning

Educational resources and weekly updates

Additional learning activities the team put together for our families this summer

Easterseals Early Learning Office

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

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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