In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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October 2021 Opener

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Choosy Has You Covered This Fall


There Are Many Ways to Explore Pumpkins and Be Festive


Continue to Explore and Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

  • In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tinkergarten shares a story of generosity, hope and joy told across the Spanish-speaking world, from Mexico and Guatemala to Puerto Rico and Spain. This story then leads to exploring colors in nature.


Indigenous People Day is October 10


Enhance Your Learning Experience


Keep These Fall Safety Tips in Mind

National Fire Prevention Week

  • It’s National Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme is “Serving Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” As parents focus on several priorities at once, more kids are helping out in the kitchen, which makes this the perfect time to talk with your kids about fire safety, how to prevent kitchen fires, and what to do in an emergency.

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Chicago Like A Local


ZERO to THREE: Toddlers and Understanding Masks

  • Sometimes toddlers ask us questions that are hard to answer. If children ask about people wearing masks or other face coverings, parents can explain that sometimes people wear masks when they are sick or to help keep them safe.


Standards Start at Home

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The Seven Considerations of Autism


Webinar: Transitioning from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Services

  • The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Human Services developed this standardized training to address the requirements of the federal law, Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) to ensure a smooth and effective transition process is in place for children and their families who will be transitioning from Early Intervention into Early Childhood Special Education. Register here.


Resource: MyTeachingStrategies Keeps Family and Faculty Connected

Childcare for Unemployed Parents

  • Find out how to receive child care for unemployed parents, in order to seek employment. Contact their local Child Care Resource & Referral Agency (CCR&R) which can be found online at or by calling 1-877-202-4453 toll-free.


Dress Your Desserts Up This Halloween

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

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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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