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.
|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|