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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)

Severe Alert Apr 19, 2017 Jumping Jack Program Application Now Available!
Low Alert Apr 20, 2017 MOPD's 2nd Quarterly Information Session - Wed, May 17, 2017
Low Alert Dec 21, 2016 The Mayor’s ADA 25 Literacy Task Force Report

Most Recent News (Parents)

Apr 20,2017 Chicago Riverwalk Kicks Off Summer Season with Opening Celebration Saturday, May 20
Apr 06,2017 Mayor Emanuel Announces Millennium Park is Now the #1 Attraction in the Midwest and Among the Top 10 Most-Visited Sites in the U.S.
Mar 27,2017 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival Lineup Celebrates the Influence of Urban Blues on Rock, R&B, Rap and Hip Hop in Millennium Park, June 9-11
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

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