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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.

Alerts (Parents)

Low Alert Mar 22, 2017 WIPA Spring Transition Fair - April 7, 2017
Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Parents)

Mar 21,2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Mentoring Initiative Expands To Serve Additional 1,200 Youth In Highest Need Communities This Spring
Mar 16,2017 Chicago City Markets Provide Access to Fresh Produce, Chicago-Made Products, Rare Finds and More
Mar 14,2017 Up, Up and Away at the Chicago Kids and Kites Festival
Feb 15,2017 Mayor Emanuel Joins 15 Mayors In Calling On Governor Rauner To Stop The Impasse And Introduce A Balanced State Budget
Jan 26,2017 City Of Chicago Conducts Annual Point In Time Count Of Homeless Population

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