• Metropolitan Family Services – Programs focusing on academic achievement and social and emotional development among children, youth and families to foster success in life. Helping parents, especially younger parents, prepare for the challenges of parenting ensures that children are cared for, nurtured and experience a future of promise and opportunity.

  • Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development - The Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) leads the state's initiatives to create an integrated system of quality, early learning and development programs to help give all Illinois children a strong educational foundation before they begin kindergarten.

  • Birth to Five Illinois – A statewide and regional infrastructure that works to amplify input from communities in the development of policies and funding priorities and the mobilize communities to build and sustain equitable access to inclusive, high-quality early childhood services for all children and families in the state of Illinois.

  • Illinois Action for Children – Connects families with child care and other programs while also advocating for a stronger early childhood care system throughout the state.

  • Erikson Institute Center for Children and Families - Providing support services for families and children using evidence-based behavioral and emotional treatments.

  • DHS Division of Early Childhood - Administers community-based prevention and intervention programs to strengthen capacity of children, adolescents, women and men to make healthy decisions, utilize support systems, access opportunities, and achieve self-sufficiency.

  • Onward Neighborhood House - Adult education and affordable child care rank among the community’s greatest needs. Onward House is a comprehensive Adult Education providers in Belmont Cragin and one of the major providers of high-quality Early Childhood Education.

  • Christopher House – Utilizes a unique model that combines a continuum of personalized education and immersive family support, which extend well beyond the classroom, including Parent School and After School.

  • Chicago Early Learning – A partnership of Chicago Public Schools, the City of Chicago, and Chicago Department of Family and Support Services for enrolling infants and toddlers in preschool, Early Head Start and other programs.

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8500 Pulaski Rd.
Chicago, IL 60652
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Stratton Office Building
401 S. Spring St.
Section C, Room N
Springfield, IL 62706
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