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Spanish Translation - October 5, 2020
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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!

Optimistic October!

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Life is far from perfect, but there are lots of reasons for optimism. Here is a great website to help you in setting positive goals for the future. This gives our lives a sense of direction and purpose. And although we face many challenges there are also lots of reasons to stay hopeful. By consciously choosing our priorities we can overcome issues, make progress and focus on what really matters.

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Resources for Making Schedules at Home

Sesame Street Videos

  • Louie Talks Routines: It can be hard juggling childcare while working from home. Louie is here to remind you that it's okay if a routine runs awry every once in a while. Children are resilient and so are you! Watch the video to see Louie's message.
  • Time to Wash Your Hands: Washing your hands after you cough or sneeze, before you eat, after playing, after being outside, and after using the bathroom, can help keep germs away. Watch this video together with children and talk about other times you need to wash your hands (frequently!).
  • No Matter What Storybook: When the world around us looks and feels different, it’s important to remember the things that always stay the same, no matter what…like the love within a family. Here's a great video to watch together as a family.

Feelings Treasure Hunt

  • The Feelings Treasure Hunt of the week is WORRIED. The first thing to remember when your child is feeling worried is to take time to be physically present with them. Get started on all the great activities packed into this week's treasure hunt.

Taking Time To Care For Yourself


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ReadyRosie™ Videos

Sesame Street Public Service Announcement


It only takes 10 minutes to support kids for the next 10 years! Watch the video from Sesame Street in English. Call, return your form by mail, or go online to You can watch the video in Spanish, too!

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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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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