Children Services

The Department of Family and Support Services, through the Children Services Division, is dedicated to helping Chicago's youngest residents make the most of their lives and potential. We manage Head Start, Early Head Start, child care and youth programs throughout Chicago. We work on behalf of families to ensure they receive quality programming.

Chicago Early Learning Program Implementation Manual
Children Services Division is happy to release the final version of the Early Learning Program Implementation Manual for Community Based Organizations.
Chicago Early Learning Request For Proposal (RFP)
Building on the strengths and power of the Head Start and Early-Head Start models and the track record of success they have for comprehensively supporting students, families, and communities, the City remains dedicated to providing high-quality early education to children through Chicago Early Learning.
Infant/Toddler Programs
Provide families who are working or enrolled in school or training with quality programming for their youngest children.
Preschool Programs
Children exposed to early child care and education programs get the advantage they need to succeed in school and beyond. Making new friends or discovering new concepts are just some of the exciting encounters children have in early care.
School Age Programs
Out-of-school time is a crucial period for a young person's development. Then Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (FSS) funds organizations that provide a variety of fun, challenging and safe ways for young people to develop self-esteem, a sense of responsibility and life skills.


 Department Main Office

Family & Support Services

  • Phone: 312.743.0300
    Fax: 312.743.0400
  • 1615 W. Chicago Ave
    5th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60622-5127   
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