Our Programs Provides:

  • Individualized services

  • Health and Dental Screenings

  • Family Support

  • Parent Involvement

  • Services to meet Special Needs

  • Full Nutrition Program

  • Community Resources

  • Hot & Nutritional Meals

  • Full Day Quality Early Education Program

  • Prenatal Education

  • Disability Assistance

  • Transportation Available 

  • Diapers, Wipes, & Formula

Head Start/Early Head Start Eligibility: Expectant mothers and children up to age 5 that meet federal poverty income guidelines though some exceptions are made.


Our Early Head Start program provides free and quality child care for eligible infants and toddlers in South Chicago, Grand Crossing, Roseland and the East Side Communities. These child care programs are neighborhood-based, culturally diverse, and offer flexible, full-day, full-year programming.

Allison's Early Head Start has four primary goals to achieve for early learners during the five-year program:

  1. Expand access to high quality services for low income infants, toddlers and their families.

  2. Create a network of community partnerships as a base to provide high quality comprehensive services (i.e., mental health, medical, nutrition, disabilities, education, family stability and support).

  3. Implement a quality program that is aligned to the Head Start Program Performance Standards
    Engage parents in their role as primary caregivers for their children and move parents toward self-sufficiency.


Benefits to Children:

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

  • Close monitoring of health and wellbeing as well as social, behavioral, physical, emotional and cognitive development

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


Benefits to Families:

  • Collaboration between staff and families to support children’s ongoing development and learning

  • Assistance with obtaining physical, mental, and oral health services for children

  • Connections to housing, food, and income supports

  • Opportunities to build community and develop leadership skills

Head Start/ Early Head Start

Our Neighborhood Campuses 

North Campus

Allison's Infant & Toddler Center

5522 S. Racine

Chicago, Il 60636

773/436-3193 phone

773/436-3195 fax

East Campus

Allison's Infant &Toddler Center

440-442 E. 71st St

Chicago, Il 60619

773/952-4391 phone

773/891-2474 fax

South Campus

Allison's Infant & Toddler Center

234-236 E.115th St

Chicago, Il 60628

773/840-4502 phone

773/840-4504 fax

South East Campus

University Childcare

448-454 East 61st St

Chicago, Il 60637

773/733-5861 phone

773/891-2474 fax

Far South Campus

Little Feet Big Dreams Learning Academy

5701 Monee Manhattan Road

Monee Illinois 60449

708-746-5022 phone

708-746-5053 fax

AITC Home Visiting/Central Office

5113 S Harper Suite 2c

Chicago, Il, 60615

312-759-7767 phone

773-694-8820 phone

lakins@allisonschildcare.org email

debora@allsonschildcare.org email

Augusta Campus

Baby Cakes Learning Academy 

2136-38 Lampkin Road

Augusta Georgia 30906

762-383-4889 phone

706-250-3075 fax