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Spanish Translation - September 14, 2020
Chinese Translation - September 14, 2020
Arabic Translation - September 14, 2020

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How to Manage your Child's Feelings

Excited is one of those feelings that can have both a positive and a negative feel. So what can we, as parents, do to help our children enjoy feeling excited and also learn to manage when excitement starts to get out of control?
Explore these great activities in the Feelings Treasure Hunt.

Five Tips for Successful Home Learning

If you think about what Back to School was like last year, you may feel like you were a 'normal' parent. We would take our child to preschool or daycare and go to work, along with juggle everything else a parent conquers during their day. As if your head wasn’t already spinning enough, this school year provides new challenges with your new role as 'teacher' thrown into the mix. We are here to HELP as much as we can and here's a couple Tips for Successful Home Learning for you during this extended “break” from school!

It's time to get back into the swing of ROUTINES! 

Routines help children feel secure as they learn what is expected of them throughout the day. These activities let your child know their part in keeping the whole family working together. Check out the Ready Rosie Family Jobs and Routines as they break down activities into 4 age categories. If you have not already done so, please begin establishing a great back to school schedule. 

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Family Routines

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• Backpack Connection: Routines - bedtime - English • Brain Breaks and Calming Activities
• Backpack Connection: Routines - bedtime - Spanish • Learning Routines for Children
• Backpack Connection: Routines - morning - English • First Then: Boards with Pieces
• Backpack Connection: Routines - morning - Spanish • First Then: Boards with Pieces - Spanish
• Backpack Connection: Routines - Visual Schedules - English • Our Day Has Come to an End
• Backpack Connection: Routines - Visual Schedules - Spanish • Stop and go signs for adults
• Printable pictures for choice boards • Stop and go signs for siblings
• Printable pictures for visual daily schedule  

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Enroll in Head Start/Early Head Start Today

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

Summer educational resources and weekly updates - - Check out all the wonderful learning activities we 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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