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Our Early Childhood Services department is committed to nurturing children through home- and center-based educational programming, focusing on family and community relationships in Rogers Park. Early Childhood Services comprises two program options: the Family Center Birth to Five Early Childhood Education Program, and the Home Visiting Program. Our program options provide high-quality, affordable early child hood services to more than 240 children and their families.

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Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center houses our full-day early childhood program for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Our state-of-the-art facility serves a total of 116 children ages 0 to 5. We are committed to providing young children with the highest quality care and education in order to best promote their social, emotional, language, cognitive and physical development. Eligible parents pay a subsidized child care fee based on family size and income.   

1   Early Care and Education Early Childhood- Head Start and Early Head Start
2   Early Intervention Servicesindex
3   Parent-Child Learning Opportunities and Family Special Events
4   Health Assessments and Connection to Primary Care providers
5   Parent Policy Council and Parent Committees
6  Connection and referrals to other HACC programs and community resources

The Family Center is located at 7510 Ashland Avenue in Rogers Park. The Family Center operates year-round, Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  To inquire about programs and enrollment in the Family Center, please call (773) 764-7610.

Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center

7510 North Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60626

Phone: 773.764.7610    Fax: 773.764.7619



Accredited by Healthy Families America, the Home Visiting Program serves 125 children under age three, their families and pregnant women.

Healthy Families AmericaThrough weekly home visits, family support workers assist parents to achieve goals related to family stability and the health and well being of their young children. Mothers and fathers increase their ability to engage in positive parent-child interaction and develop stronger, more loving bonds with their children Parents are invited to participate in parent groups, field trips and other special events.


Please contact the Early Childhood department for more information about Home Visiting Programs and enrollment: (773) 764-7610.

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Home Visiting Program
7500 N. Ashland Avenue

Chicago, Illinois 60626

Phone: 773.761.8324

For locations and contact information for all of our programs, visit the Contact page.

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