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Early Childhood Development

The Salvation Army Head Start and Early Head Start programs give at-risk children the same chances every child deserves.

Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

The Salvation Army Head Start and Early Head Start programs give at-risk children the same chances every child deserves. We provide comprehensive services to low-income children and families which include; healthy meals and snacks, assistance with medical and dental care, educational field trips, and support services to the family. Parent involvement is encouraged and children with disabilities are welcomed. We offer two center base options; half-day and *full-day (full-day parents must be working or in school full-time). All families must meet the federal income guidelines (excluding homeless families). We offer a variety of developmentally appropriate early childhood options to meet your families need.

  • Head Start – serving children ages 3- to 5-years-old
  • Early Head Start – serving children 6-weeks-old to 3-years-old
  • Home Base – for current and potentially homeless families with children 3- to 5-years-old
  • Early Head Start Home Base – serving pregnant moms and children 6-weeks-old to 3-years-old
  • Enhanced Day Care Homes – serving children 6-weeks-old to 3-years-old in a home day care setting
  • Day Care Partners – serving children ages 3- to 5-years-old in a private day care setting

Locations

Half-Day Head Start

New Hope Head Start
4255 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 772-4908

 

Full-Day Head Start

Red Shield Head Start & Early Head Start
945 W. 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 358-3224
Simpson Early Head Start
1321 S. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 492-7799
Temple Head Start
1 North Ogden Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 492-6803

 

Home Base

Family Outreach Initiative Home Base Head Start (for clients that are currently or potentially homeless)
845 W. 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 382-4702
Teen Parenting Plus Home Base
Early Head Start

845 W. 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 382-4705
Enhanced Day Care Homes
845 W. 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
(773) 382-4704

 

Day Care Partners

Creative Little Ones Academy
2809 W. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60629
(773) 476-2562
Creative Little Ones Academy
9528 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
(773) 629-6119

 


The Salvation Army Head Start Annual Report

If you would like to learn more about the impact of The Salvation Army Child Care development program, click here to view a copy of our 2016-2017 Annual Report.