In response to COVID-19, Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford has adjusted programming and rescheduled events. View details here.
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Opening June 5

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Ms. Linda reads The Day You Begin, a book about finding courage to connect, even when you feel scared and alone. Sometimes, when we reach out and begin to share our stories, others will be happy to meet us halfway.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests the following:


PAUSE. Breathe. Notice how you feel.

TAKE BREAKS from COVID-19 content.

MAKE TIME to sleep and exercise.

REACH OUT and stay connected.

SEEK HELP if overwhelmed or unsafe.

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• Let's Read Together - English • Kindergarten Readiness Packet 
• Let's Read Together - Spanish • Practice Healthy Choices - English
• Picture Me - English • Practice Healthy Choices - Spanish
• Picture Me - Spanish • Prop Box Play - English
• I can wear a mask - English • Prop Box Play - Spanish
• I can wear a mask - Spanish • Rhyme Time - English
• SEL toolkit • Rhyme Time - Spanish 
• Supporting Children IEP • Making Life Easier: Bedtime - Spanish 
• Making Life Easier: Bedtime - Chinese • Making Life Easier: Bedtime - English 

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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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Fine motor/hand-eye coordination: Use a colander or other item around the house that has holes.  Decorate the colander as a hedgehog, a hat, etc. by threading items through the holes such as pipe cleaner, shoelaces, dry spaghetti noodles, skinny twigs, etc. 

Life skills: Dishwashing! You will need 2 buckets/bins or a sink with 2 tubs, dish soap, dish brush or sponge, and a designated space for dishes to dry. 

Sensory: Try making a sensory bag for your child to feel and explore.  This is appealing to the senses of touch, movement, and vision.  Older children might help you fill/create the bags and may be able to play “eye spy” with the items inside.  Babies may enjoy exploring during tummy time.

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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!

Online Head Start Application

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The ABC'S of Covid-19 was postponed a week. The event, focusing on coronavirus concerns for kids and parents, will take place on Saturday, June 6.

Tune in at 9am CST for The ABCs of Covid-19: A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Parents 

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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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