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

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.

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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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Easterseals Parent Committee Officers and Policy Council Representative Duties

The Policy Council (for our suburban programs) and Parent Policy Committee (for our Chicago programs) are groups of Head Start and Early Head Start parents and community members who help lead and make decisions about our program. Policy Council members are elected by the parents of children enrolled in the program. They meet monthly. The suburban Policy Council will meet at noon on Friday, 10/23/2020, and the Chicago Parent Policy Committee will meet on Tuesday, 10/27/2020, at 6 pm. See this Cheat Sheet for more information about getting involved or talk to your Family Health Advocate.Early Intervention

Incorporate learning and developmental activities into everyday routines


Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever

Covid Testing Locations-Illinois Department of Public Health

Covid Trick or Treat

Tips for safe Trick or Treating during Covid

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.

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IL Early Learning

Create A Positivity Jar
  • Practice positivity with your child! Write down positive messages and when your family needs a boost, pull one out to read. Good Vibes Only.
Learning at Home: Will it Float?
  • Practice the concept of floating by choosing different objects and asking your child 'Will it Float?'
Children often ask 'What If?' questions about face masks
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Working from home has had a big impact on parents & children

Feeling Treasure hunt

Teaching Children what it means to feel Excited

Feelings come in all shapes and sizes. When you help children express and understand their emotions, you’re helping them to overcome challenges, understand others, and communicate. In simple everyday ways, you can give them important tools that will help them handle big feelings, little ones, and every feeling in between.

Sesame Street can help with Exploring Emotions

Team Up with Elmo when you're feeling mad or bad

Use this tune to exercise the belly breathing strategy for keeping calm!

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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 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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