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

Explaining Vaccinations to Children and People With Autism


Sesame Street Helps to Discuss COVID-19, Vaccines, and Returning to Normal


Cheering On Your Child's Love of Math

  • For many parents, it’s not so obvious how to help young children appreciate math — especially if they don’t enjoy it themselves or feel their skills in the subject are lacking. It is very important to encourage your child to enjoy math and want to learn about it, it very important.

Sensory Play 101

  • When a child is fully engaged with all of their senses in a particular activity, more neural pathways are actually created in the brain! Sensory activities can benefit all children, but are of particular help to those on the autism spectrum.


Make Grocery Shopping Interactive With Bingo


Nature Can Improve Academic Outcomes


June 29 is International Mud Day

  • Playing in the mud is not only fun but can help children to use their imagination. You're child may be surprised when you encourage them to grab a pail, water, and mud for this fun at-home activity.

Celebrate World Rainforest Day


Summer Soar: Playing Well With Others is a Winning Combination


Bringing the Zoo to You

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Office of Head Start June 2021 Newsletter

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Access Nutritious Meals and Snacks


CPS Sponsors a Free Food Program Called 'Grab-and-Go'

  • Meal sites are subject to change daily so please check this map before you go. Most sites are open Monday-Friday 8 AM - 1 PM. Families may pick up three days' worth of meals for every child in their household.

Okra Has Many Health Benefits

Healthy Recipes Don't Have to Be Hard

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

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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