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Our program provides:

  • Individualized services

  • Parent involvement

  • Full Day Quality Early Education Program

  • Prenatal education

  • Diapers, wipes, and formula

  • Health and Dental screenings

  • Services to meet special needs

  • Disability assistance

  • Family support

  • Full nutrition program

  • Community resources

  • Hot & nutritional meals

  • Transportation available 

Head Start/Early Head Start Eligibility:

Expectant mothers and children up to 5 years of age, that meet federal poverty income guidelines - although some exceptions are made. Inquire for more details.


Our Early Head Start 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.

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 families with infants and toddlers.

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

  3. Implement a quality program that is aligned with the Head Start Program performance standards.

  4. Engage parents in their role as primary teacher, guiding them 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 a child’s ongoing development and learning.

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

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

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


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Head Start & Early Head Start

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