In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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Self-Love is not SELF-ish!

Taking care of children and coping with life can leave us feeling cranky, sad, unmotivated, and sometimes even sick. Join me in discovering ways to model self-love to your children and improving your overall day-to-day functioning. 

Time: Jun 23, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Save the date for a Wendy D&B Zoom concert for families on Monday, July 6, at 4:00 p.m. 

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COVID-19 Helpers, by Beth Bacon:

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• When I Arrive At My School - social story • Help Me Hokey Pokey - English
• Book of Familiars - English • Help Me Hokey Pokey - Spanish
• Book of Familiars - Spanish • Inquiring Minds - English
• Five Little Monkeys - English • Inquiring Minds - Spanish
• Five Little Monkeys - Spanish • Talk About Interesting - English
• Follow the Footsteps - English • Talk About Interesting - Spanish
• Follow the Footsteps - Spanish • Grab and Release

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A Toolkit for Supporting Families Impacted by COVID-19: Healthy-at-Home Toolkit with Ready Rosie Creative Curriculum activities in English  -and-  Actividades en Espanol

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Move like an animal: Find a space that allows for large movement (preferably the yard if possible).  Choose animals based on toys or books the children are already familiar with.  For example- flip through an animal book and try the animals on each page.  You can also just think of animals together. Older kids may be able to choose the animal or guess how the animal walks.  Little ones might enjoy watching you or having your help them to “move” like that too.

Here are some examples you might try: 

Be creative and choose animals your kids like!

Self Help: Set up an area in the room so that your child can pick their own clothes. Easiest way: take a medium container (shoe box, cloth storage bin), place two complete outfits in there (shirts, pants, socks, etc.), place the container under your child’s bed, allow your child to pick their outfit every day. Even very little children are interested in reaching/grabbing which you can treat as their choice!  Describe what they picked.  “OH, I see you grabbed the box with the dinosaur t-shirt and blue shorts!” 

Art/Small Motor Skills: Cut strips of stickers 10 per strip.  Provide an inviting piece of paper for the child to transfer the stickers.  Help your child at the level they need (can they get the sticker off by themselves? If you start it for them?  Can they hold it between 2 fingers if you give it to them or do you need to just stick it on their finger for them?)

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Enroll in Head Start/Early Head Start Today

Spaces fill up fast for our programs so be sure to secure your spot. All of our Head Start Child Care Learning Centers are taking the safest and healthiest precautions possible. Your family's safety and health is our most important job. Enroll today!

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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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