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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Chicago Moves

Chicago Moves is a financial assistance program aimed at providing financial relief for Chicago residents struggling with transportation expenses. By applying to this program, you have the opportunity to receive a $150 prepaid gas card or a $50 prepaid transit cards.

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Chicago Resillient Communities Pilot Now Open!

As part of Mayor Lightfoot’s commitment to ensuring an equitable recovery, the pilot will provide $500 monthly cash payments to 5,000 residents hit hardest by the pandemic over the course of 12 months. Application is now open until May 13, 2022.

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Chicago's Preschool Application Now Open!

The 2022-2023 Chicago Early Learning (CEL) Preschool Application is now open! This year, families will be able to complete preschool applications on their phones with our new and improved mobile-friendly Pre-k application.

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Community Safety Town Halls

Join the City of Chicago's efforts to reduce violence by joining one of six in-person town hall meetings over the next few weeks. Each meeting will focus on a different region of the city.

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