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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)

High Alert Dec 14, 2016 Volunteer For The 2017 Homeless Count
Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Parents)

Dec 20,2016 Mayor Emanuel Urges Residents To Plan Ahead On Filing Federal Income Taxes With New Ad Campaign
Dec 20,2016 Chicago Cultural Center to Host Free Family Performances as Part of the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival January 20–22, 2017
Dec 14,2016 City Council Approves Budget Amendment To Support Mayor Emanuel's Chicago Legal Protection Fund
Dec 07,2016 Juicebox offers Free Family Fun in 2017 at the Chicago Cultural Center and Garfield Park Conservatory
Nov 29,2016 Property Tax Rebate Program Extended To Friday, December 30

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