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The Chicago Department of Family and Support Services provides a number of services to assist parents and their children.  The department supports the city’s network of child care, Early Head Start and Head Start providers who provide a range of parenting resources, as well as care and developmental offerings for young children. The department also supports a variety of out-of-school time and career exploration opportunities for young people.

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Severe Alert Jan 1, 2016 Canine Influenza Information
High Alert Apr 29, 2016 2016 CSBG Scholarship Program

Most Recent News (Parents)

May 25,2016 Millennium Park to Serve Up Summer Menu of Free Concerts, Films, Workouts, Exhibits, Family Fun, Nature Programs, and More
May 16,2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches City’s First Universal Preschool Application To Help Families Enroll In Early Learning
Apr 25,2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Pilot To Address Chronic Homelessness With Viable Housing Options For Residents
Apr 01,2016 Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Summer Registration To Begin April 4 At 9 AM
Mar 30,2016 Spring is in the air with Chicago Kids and Kites Festival

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