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Mother skating with her young daughter riding a bike on the sidewalk

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 Jul 21, 2016 DCASE Student Internship Opportunities
High Alert Jul 18, 2016 I'm A Star Head Start Parent Conference
High Alert Jun 30, 2016 Pet Summer Safety Tips for Extreme Heat
High Alert Jun 28, 2016 The City of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services Regional Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, Letter of Intent

Most Recent News (Parents)

Jul 21,2016 City Officials Remind Chicagoans Of Extreme Summer Weather Precautions
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

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