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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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Apr 11,2014 The Chicago Air and Water Show Returns to the Lakefront August 16-17
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Apr 09,2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Expanded Citywide Summer Of Learning And Earning Initiative With Over 10,000 Additional Learning And Employment Opportunities For Chicago Youth
Mar 26,2014 Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Award Taxicab Driver a Taxicab Medallion For Outstanding Service to Disable Community
Mar 25,2014 36th Annual Chicago Jazz Festival Announces Millennium Park Headliners

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