Chicago’s Children Services Division - Delegates


We are committed to strengthening Chicago Head Start, Early Head Start, child care and youth programs. One of the ways we demonstrate this commitment every day is by providing agency staff with resources and professional development. Search for Head Start guidelines, the latest training and more here.

news & updates

Family Vaccination Clinics

The federal health officials approved the COVID-19 vaccines for children as young as 6 months old. Vaccines are the reason Chicago has continued to see record-low hospitalizations and deaths due to COVID-19 this spring and summer, despite a recent increase in cases, and we’re very excited that we’re now able to offer that protection to our youngest residents.

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Chicago Early Learning Application Now Open!

There are plenty of no-cost or low-cost early childhood education options for every child from birth through 5 years old. Enroll today!

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My CHI. My Future.

Every young person in Chicago connects to a variety of rich, engaging, safe, and youth-centered out-of-school experiences that empower them to discover and cultivate their talents, passions, skills, and identities; develop as physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy members of society; build relationships and networks with peers and mentors; and explore multiple pathways to college, careers, trades, entrepreneurship, and life-long learning.

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Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

Almost 15 million enrollees, including children, young adults, and other vulnerable populations, could be at risk of losing Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage, though many may be eligible for other coverage options, including through the Health Insurance Marketplace.

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