Preschool in Blue Island, IL 60406
Head Start and Early Head Start are comprehensive child and family development programs. Both programs are designed to develop the basic educational skills necessary to succeed in school and the social skills to participate and subsequently contribute to the welfare of the community.
As a national program, Head Start began in 1965 and CEDA initiated the first Head Start program in suburban Cook County just two years later. CEDA Head Start currently serves 2,877 Pre-School children and their families through thirty Head Start centers in suburban Cook County.
Half-Day School Year – Parents may enroll their child in either morning or afternoon classes during the traditional school year. Comprehensive services which include health, nutrition, child development, mental health, social services, and services to children with disabilities.
Early Head Start – EHS helps new parents set health, education and self-sufficiency goals for themselves and their families. EHS provides full day care for infants and toddlers age 0-3. Services are also available in a home-based setting to pregnant women and their families.
Before/After School Programs – This program provides educational activities beyond the traditional school day for school age children. The parents work or school schedule must support the hours the child is in the after school program. It also requires an income-based co-payment.
To be eligible for the program, children must be from low-income families. For more information, contact the center nearest you.
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