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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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High Alert Oct 18, 2016 Top 5 family fun events
High Alert Sep 23, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Outlines Comprehensive Public Safety Strategy
High Alert Sep 23, 2016 Top 3 Chicago markets this fall
High Alert Sep 22, 2016 Mayor Emanuel's Mentoring Initiative

Most Recent News (Parents)

Oct 20,2016 Chicago-Based Marching Band and Performance Art Troupe Headlines Free Family Fun Fest on the Chicago Riverwalk
Oct 18,2016 Millennium Park Events Top Chicago’s Wish List For Free Fun This Holiday Season
Oct 13,2016 City Of Chicago's Domestic Violence Texting Campaign To Educate Youth During Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Oct 04,2016 Millennium Park’s McCormick Tribune Ice Rink Opens Friday, November 18
Oct 04,2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces New Program To Employ And Deliver Services To 100 Homeless Individuals

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