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Spanish Translation - September 21, 2020
Chinese Translation - September 21, 2020
Arabic Translation - September 21, 2020

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Understanding Your Child's "Temperament"

Kids aren’t born with the innate ability to make the connection between behavior and instant emotions. It’s important to remember that children, especially at a young age when big emotions and outbursts begin to present themselves, there are reasons behind why they’re angry, scared, upset, sad or even happy and excited. Here are two quick videos to help you understand your child's behavior:

Helping Your Child Return to Childcare and Preschool

Babies and toddlers may struggle with returning to preschool and childcare settings. Here's how adults can help.

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The Illinois Early Learning Project has some great resources on feelings that are helpful for parent’s

          > Feelings are Fantastic - English
          > Feelings are Fantastic - Spanish
          > Feelings are Fantastic - Chinese
          > Feelings are Fantastic - Arabic

          > Supporting Parent-Child Relationships - English
          > Supporting Parent-Child Relationships - Spanish
          > Supporting Parent-Child Relationships - Chinese
          > Supporting Parent-Child Relationships - Arabic

          > First Day Blues - English -and- First Day Blues - Spanish
          > Tearless Transitions - English -and- Tearless Transitions - Spanish

          > Backpack Connection: Routines - plans and activities - English
          > Backpack Connection: Routines - plans and activities - Spanish

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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!

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Summer educational resources and weekly updates - - Check out all the wonderful learning activities we put together for our families this summer!

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4415 W. Harrison Street, Suite 510  |  Hillside, IL 60162
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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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