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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 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)

Jan 09,2015 Wired Fridays Set to Rock Chicago Cultural Center, Millennium Park in 2015
Jan 07,2015 Kid-Tested, Parent-Approved Juicebox Returns with Exciting Winter/Spring Lineup
Jan 06,2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces City Of Chicago Is Awarded $600 Million For Early Childhood Education Programming
Jan 06,2015 2015 Chicago WinterDance offers Dancing, Lessons and Live Music at Four City Locations
Dec 11,2014 Mayor Announces Expansion of High-Quality Early Educational Programming to 2,200 Children

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