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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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High Alert Oct 23, 2014 Volunteer for the 2015 Homeless Count
High Alert Oct 9, 2014 Cold Weather Pet Care
High Alert May 21, 2014 Consumer Self-Help Guide Now Available

Most Recent News (Parents)

Oct 29,2014 The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Young Chicago Authors and Free Spirit Media Launch The Chicago Track
Oct 23,2014 Chicago Department Of Cultural Affairs And Special Events Releases 2015 Dates
Oct 08,2014 City Council Adopts Mayor Emanuel's Resolution on Domestic Violence
Oct 06,2014 Happy Hauntings at Chicago Cultural Center offers a new home for the City Of Chicago’s Halloween Festival, October 23-26
Sep 24,2014 Juicebox Series kicks-off at Chicago Cultural Center on October 3

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