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Partnering with Parents

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Partnering with Parents supports children 0 to Preschool or Kindergarten entry age in Oak Park and River Forest through home visiting and group activities that focus on helping parents grow as their child’s first teacher, forming connections to other parents and fostering linkages to other services. 

Partnering with Parents offers high-quality and innovative services that are brought to you by Easterseals with support from the Collaboration for Early Childhood. Services are voluntary and free of charge.

We are now VIRTUAL - providing personal visits and groups virtually. Our 12-week parenting workshop, Chicago Parent Program, is currently being held virtually, as well.

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Benefits of Home Visiting

  • Services are free and offered by highly qualified staff
  • Makes a real difference in the lives of parents and children
  • Helps all children enter school ready to learn
  • Utilizes an evidence-based home visiting model
  • Helps to build strong families and promotes positive parent-child interaction
  • Improves children’s health and developmental outcomes
  • Parents receive information, referrals and support from knowledgeable and compassionate staff


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What can Partnering with Parents do for my family?

Partnering with Parents is a home visiting program designed to meet the unique hopes, concerns and needs of your family while promoting attachment and healthy relationships. Through your partnership with a Parent Educator, we will help you focus on your child’s healthy growth and development while supporting you in building on your family’s strengths and skills. We do this work in four ways: bi-monthly home visits, monthly group connections, bi-annual developmental screenings and connection to resources and referrals as needed. Learn more


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How do I enroll?

To enroll in the Partnering with Parents program, or to receive more information, please reach out to us. We look forward to working with your family!

P  708.434.2560

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How do community partners make referrals?

Partnering with Parents is accepting referrals from community partners. Minimally, families need to reside in the Oak Park/River Forest area, be pregnant or parenting a child 0 to preschool or kindergarten entry, and meet one other criteria, listed on the online referral form. Please complete the online referral form to the best of your ability. All asterisked fields are required. If you have questions, please contact us. Thank you for assisting us in providing home visiting services to the families in our community!

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What is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire?

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3)is a set of questionnaires about children’s development. It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well. Learn more

Contact Us

171 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL 60302
708-434-2560 Phone

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