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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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Sep 14,2015 Music and Dance to take Center Stage at Juicebox this Fall
Sep 04,2015 Citywide Invesitgation Ensures Back to School Retailers Are Compliant During School Supply Shopping Season
Jul 29,2015 City Council Approves Appointment Of Lisa Morrison Butler As Commissioner Of The Department Of Family And Support Services
Jun 02,2015 Mayor Rahm Emanuel Nominates Lisa Morrison Butler To Be Commissioner Of The Department Of Family And Support Services
May 15,2015 Millennium Park Announces 3rd Annual Summer Film Series

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