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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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Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Parents)

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
Jan 23,2017 Mayor Emanuel Joins Community To Open Apna Ghar Domestic Violence Shelter
Jan 21,2017 Mayor Emanuel Reminds Residents That Free Income Tax Preparation Help Is Available Across 19 Sites
Dec 20,2016 Mayor Emanuel Urges Residents To Plan Ahead On Filing Federal Income Taxes With New Ad Campaign

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