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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.

Most Recent News (Parents)

Apr 13,2015 Up, Up and Away! 17th Annual Chicago Kids and Kites Festival Returns to Lincoln Park/Montrose Harbor on May 2
Feb 26,2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expansion, Upgrade Of Domestic Violence Pilot Program
Feb 26,2015 Rediscover “The People’s Palace” at Spring Open House, March 6
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

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