In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
ELS slim banner
Spanish Translation - September 2021
Chinese Translation - September 2021
Arabic Translation - September 2021


education resources banner new


School Readiness


Choosy Has You Covered This Summer


September is Hispanic Heritage Month


Enhance Your Learning Experience


Pedestrian Safety


Bringing the Zoo to You

  • A great way for children to embark on an animal adventure is through dramatic play. Dramatic play allows children to use their imagination and express creativity. Una excelente manera para que los niños se embarquen en una aventura con animales es a través del juego dramático. El juego dramático permite a los niños usar su imaginación y expresar creatividad.

  • Play along and get creative with your little one and the zookeepers. Siga el juego y sea creativo con su pequeño y los cuidadores del zoológico.

Reading Corner
explore resources weekly update banner


Having a Concern About School?

  • It's okay to feel like you need to speak with your child's teacher when you're having concerns about what's going on at school and in the classroom. Sometimes your concerns can be put at ease with a simple conversation to gain better understanding.

Get to Know Your Child's Teacher

  • When a child enters early childhood education, their family's relationship with their teacher ensures a safe and positive experience for everyone involved.

13 Tips for Starting Preschool

A Preschool LRE Initiative | Early CHOICES

Inclusive Education Series

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

  • Whether your kids are enjoying summer at home, on the road or at camp, address these safety topics with your family to keep them healthy and happy.


September Brings the Opportunity to Celebrate Culture and Heritage

The Month of September is a Great Month to Enjoy Apples

  • In many parts of the country, September marks the start of apple season. Apples have been thought to not only be sweet, but to contribute to our health. Apples also play a special role in holiday rituals like the apples dipped in honey or Rosh Hashanah.

chicago parent

Fall in Chicago

Vaccination Vector Art, Icons, and Graphics for Free Download

Flu Season is Here


The Fall Season Brings New Adventure As Well As New Risks

Tried and True Bath Safety Tips for Toddlers


Quick and Easy Taco Salad

Remote Learning Resources for Parents

remote learning 750px banner

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

chicago pre learning

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

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.

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software