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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.

Alerts (Parents)

High Alert Nov 17, 2014 Holiday Shortened Hours
High Alert Oct 23, 2014 Volunteer for the 2015 Homeless Count
High Alert May 21, 2014 Consumer Self-Help Guide Now Available
Low Alert Dec 10, 2014 9th Annual College Summit for Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities - Saturday, April 18, 2015

Most Recent News (Parents)

Dec 11,2014 Mayor Announces Expansion of High-Quality Early Educational Programming to 2,200 Children
Nov 16,2014 Dance-Along Nutcracker®
Nov 05,2014 The Atkinson family tree from Elgin, Illinois will shine in Daley Plaza as Chicago’s official Christmas Tree
Oct 29,2014 The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Young Chicago Authors and Free Spirit Media Launch The Chicago Track
Oct 26,2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion Of Program To Address Domestic Violence

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