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Children develop at their own speed and learn best when actively involved in the learning process. We believe in a structured program that addresses each child’s physical, intellectual, social, emotional, and holistic development. We encourage their beautiful individualism to enhance the child’s confidence in their abilities.


While we want our students to be independent and discerning learners, we would also like them to be team learners. By applying a proactive and diverse childcare approach, our students learn to face difficulty, the unknown, and the unpredictable in a self-assured way. This leads to skill development, where they formulate creative solutions to challenges.


HEAD START (0-35 months) | EARLY HEAD START (3-5 yea­­rs)

For expectant mothers and children up to 5 years of age that meet federal poverty income guidelines. Our Early Head ­­­ program provides free and quality childcare for eligible infants and toddlers in South Chicago, Grand Crossing, Roseland, and the East Side Communities. These childcare programs are neighborhood-based, culturally divers­­e, and offer flexible, full-day, full-year programming. AITC offers:

  • Programming aligned with the Head Start Program performance standards.

  • Access to high-quality care in an engaging and loving environment.

  • Close monitoring of health and well-being, including social, behavioral, physical, emotional, and cognitive development.

  • Special Needs and Disability Services.

  • Full Nutrition Program .​


AITC has four primary goals during the five-year program to provide 360 family support:

  1. Prenatal education Access to high-quality services for low-income families with infants and toddlers.

  2. Create a network of community partnerships to provide high-quality, comprehensive services from mental health to family stability.

  3. Engage parents in their role as primary teachers, guiding them toward self-sufficiency.

  4. Glass roots assistance to ensure an equal presence for your child.


Our services are designed with commonality in mind and positioned as hubs for teaching, learning, and connecting. Our mission is community building, with a focus on social responsibility and support.  Our mission is community building, with a focus on social responsibility and support. We are enriched by our relationships with the Department of Family Support Services, Easter Seals Metropolitan, Henry Booth House, and Chicago Public Schools. We rally as a community to provide help and support as needed, with your family needs in mind.

  • Collaboration between staff and families to support a child’s ongoing development and learning.

  • Partnerships with local early intervention programs to serve infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities.

  • Assistance with obtaining children’s physical, mental, and oral health services.

  • Connections to housing, food, and community financial support initiatives.

  • Opportunities to build a connection to their community and develop leadership skills.

  • Individualized services with your family needs in mind.

  • Diapers, wipes, and formula.

  • Parenting classes.



for an exceptional 360 experience for your child and family.


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