Special Note: Due to the current Covid-19 crisis Early Headstart, Headstart, and childcare will not be provided at the Family Services Center. If you are a current client you will be contacted by your family services worker. If you have further questions please call the Family Center main line 773-764-7610.

Early Childhood Care

The Birth to Five Early Childhood Education Program at the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center provides a high-quality, affordable early childhood education for 116 children ages 0-5 years old in a full-day program. The pre-school serves a racially and ethnically diverse group of students and trains childcare professionals to be culturally informed.

This Head Start program promotes school readiness so children enter elementary school with the academic and social skills to succeed and bond with students and teachers. Head Start is proven to be one of the most effective national programs to nurture children’s social, emotional, language, cognitive, and physical development.

Also note that every fourth Tuesday of the month at 10:00 a.m., tours are available for prospective parents who may be interested in having their child enrolled in our Early Childhood Education Program. To inquire about scheduling a tour, please contact the Sheila Reynolds Berner Family Center at 773-764-7610.

Ages: 0-5 years old

Who qualifies?

To qualify parents must work or go to school full-time. Families need to meet a certain family size and low-income bracket.

I want to enroll my child!

Please email Stephania Koliarakis to get started and answer your questions.

Location: 7510 Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL

Contact: 773.764.7610

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

*The Family Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The Family Center uses the Head Start model.