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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

Most Recent News (Parents)

Feb 08,2016 Mayor Emanuel Streamlines Chicago's Early Learning System To Expand Access To Full Day Programs And Simplify Enrollment
Feb 05,2016 Up All Night With The “Beests” at the Chicago Cultural Center
Dec 11,2015 Hop Hop, World Music and Jazz at Juicebox this Winter and Spring
Nov 09,2015 Cold Weather Pet Care
Nov 03,2015 Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Announces 2016 Dates

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