Summer Support for Parents
Whether you’re a working family or a stay-at-home parent, summer comes with more meals to prepare and activities to coordinate. On this page, you’ll find resources to support your family’s daily life.
Food & Nutrition
Finding the time and money for extra meals can be a strain on any parent’s summer. Check out these supportive resources to help keep kids healthy and fed.
Breakfast & lunch options
WIC & nutrition for families
Healthy summer cooking
TIP FOR PARENTS
SNAP families can access free Head Start and Early Head Start classes!
Daytime In-Person Programs
Keep your kids busy and entertained all summer long. The City of Chicago and various organizations offer free and affordable options to fit any age or interest.
Day camps & city programs
Chicago Early Learning
Education & Reading Activities
It’s easy for learning to fall off during the summer. Help your kids and teens prepare for the fall with fun education and reading programs.
CPS summer programs
CPS’ summer book club for Pre-k through 2nd grade
CPS summer learning programs
Youth & Teen Resources
Summer is the perfect time for kids and teens to become a bigger part of their communities. These resources are designed to help them explore their interests.
My Chi My Future
One Summer Chicago
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Child & Teen Health
As children grow, their needs become more diverse. Get the support you need along the way, from oral health tips to nutrition assistance and more.
Back to School Health Tips
Add a few more healthy steps to your back-to-school checklists this year.