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.

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2021 Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) Scholarship

The CSBG Scholarship Program offers financial aid ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for income-eligible residents of the City of Chicago who demonstrate academic achievement, career potential, and educational motivation.

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Hire Chicago

Hire Chicago is a five-week experience for Chicagoans who are looking for employment today and tomorrow, including a new career.

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Child Tax Credit & Child and Dependent Care Credit

Investing with Families is a year-long initiative from the Office of Head Start to help move Head Start Forward. It will focus on sharing important American Rescue Plan (ARP) benefits information with Head Start programs, staff, families, and communities.

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CEL Standards Manual

Working with community partners, we connect Chicago residents and families to resources that build stability, support their well-being, and empower them to thrive.

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Feedback Form

DFSS would like to hear your comments or concerns regarding an issue or experience you have faced with your agency. Whether you are a staff member or a parent from the agency, please continue to provide us with your input.

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