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.
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.
Early Care and Education Early Childhood- Head Start and Early Head Start
Early Intervention Services
Parent-Child Learning Opportunities and Family Special Events
Health Assessments and Connection to Primary Care providers
Parent Policy Council and Parent Committees
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
HOME VISITING PROGRAM
Accredited by Healthy Families America, the Home Visiting Program serves 125 children under age three, their families and pregnant women.
Through 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.
- All families enrolled in our Home Visiting option receive a home safety assessment.
- All families participating in either program option have the opportunity to talk to a certified car seat technician to learn about safe car seat installation and child car safety.
- Extensive parent involvement includes a Parent Policy Council and Parent Committee as well as regular meetings, educational workshops and parenting classes.
- Healthy Cooking classes available to parents as part of our Go, Slow, Whoa campaign for healthier eating
Please contact the Early Childhood department for more information about Home Visiting Programs and enrollment: (773) 764-7610.
Home Visiting Program
7500 N. Ashland Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60626
For locations and contact information for all of our programs, visit the Contact page.