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Studies by the American Academy of Pediatrics have confirmed that a child’s brain structure is influenced significantly by their environment and experiences during the first few years of life.

Easter Seals is working to create a world where:

Five Areas of Development

Make the First Five Count

As part of the Make the First Five Count campaign, Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley is proud to offer a free online Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) for children birth to age five thanks to the generous support of CVS Health. The ASQ will showcase your child's developmental milestones while uncovering any potential delays. Please note that milestones are continuous throughout a child's first five years of life. It is important to keep up with your child's progress by taking the ASQ every three months.

Lily Garden Child Care Center

Lily Garden Child Care Center
The Lily Garden Child Care Center provides full-time and part-time, year-round child care to children of all abilities. We serve children, six weeks through six years of age, in a nurturing environment where they learn and grow together.

Located in Villa Park, the Lily Garden is an outstanding child care center where children reach and surpass developmental and social milestones through a literacy and play-based curriculum. Our mission is to foster independence, compassion, knowledge and respect for all children. We are committed to providing an environment where all families are valued, supported and encourage. We also foster appreciation for diversity and prepare all students for life in an inclusive society.

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Early Intervention
Early intervention services is provided by Easter Seals therapists who are credentialed by the State of Illinois Early Intervention System. At Easter Seals, children benefit from the knowledge of our entire team. Therapists work closely with physical, occupational, nutrition and speech-language therapists on staff that may also be treating the child. We collaborate and consult with all professionals involved in the child's care, in order to achieve the optimal outcome from therapy and to provide carryover and consistency across all settings.

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