Children's Services


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Children Services

Beginning in infancy, DFSS provides families with the resources they need to create a strong developmental and educational foundation for young children.  Through Early Head Start, Head Start and Child Care, Chicago’s youngest residents are afforded the opportunity to develop critical early literacy, school-readiness and socialization skills in a nurturing and stimulating environment that will prepare them for success in school and beyond.

Most Recent News (Children Services)

May 16, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Launches City’s First Universal Preschool Application To Help Families Enroll In Early Learning
Apr 1, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Announce Summer Registration To Begin April 4 At 9 AM
Feb 8, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Streamlines Chicago's Early Learning System To Expand Access To Full Day Programs And Simplify Enrollment
Mar 18, 2015 City Council Authorizes Federal Funding To Provide 1,100 More Early Head Start Slots For Infants And Toddlers
Jan 6, 2015 Mayor Emanuel Announces City Of Chicago Is Awarded $600 Million For Early Childhood Education Programming

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Department Main Office

Family & Support Services

  • Phone: 312.743.0300
    Toll Free:
    Fax: 312.743.0400
  • 1615 W. Chicago Ave
    5th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60622-5127   
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