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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Cook County Health Walk-In Locations and Hours

Cook County Health is offering walk-in availability and appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its COVID-19 Guidance for Operating Early Care and Education/Child Care Programs.

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Children Services Division 2019-2020 Annual Report

The city of Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) manages a comprehensive human service delivery system to improve the quality of life for our most vulnerable residents. DFSS coordinates programs and administers resources to children and families, unsheltered homeless residents, survivors of domestic violence, workforce development for ex-offenders, youth, veterans, and senior services. In the core area of children services, DFSS is dedicated to providing children across the city with access to high-quality early learning through a citywide school system model in community-based programs known as Chicago Early Learning (CEL).

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Head Start Can Help Your Family Access the Child Tax Credit Payments

The American Rescue Plan expanded the Child Tax Credit (CTC). As a result, most families, even those with little to-no income, can receive the full amount.

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