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See the Office of Head Start’s —> CENTER LOCATOR LINK <— for local options! *

Click directly onto any program (below) for Member Agency’s contact information:

Anna Waters Head Start, Empowerment Opportunities Center
Baby TALK Early Head Start
BCMW Community Services, Inc.
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet
CDI – Serving Lake County
CDI – Serving Vermillion, Iroquois and Ford Counties
CEFS Economic Opportunity Council
Centerstone Early Head Start
Chicago Commons Early Head Start
Chicago Dept. of Family Support Services (DFSS)
Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R)
Childcare Network of Evanston
Children’s Home & Aid
Christopher House Early Head Start
City of Rockford Early/Head Start
Community Action Agency of McHenry County
Community Action Partnership of Central IL (CAPCIL)
Community Link / First Step
Easter Seals Head Start & EHS
Educare of West DuPage
El Valor Early Childhood Education
Embarras River Basin Agency, Inc. (ERBA)
Evanston/Skokie Community SD 65
Governors State University Early Head Start
Heartland Head Start
Howard Area Community Center
IDHS Migrant & Seasonal Head Start
Illinois Action for Children
Illinois Valley Economic Development Corporation (IVEDC)
Kankakee School District #111
Metro Family Services DuPage
Mount Vernon School District #80
Northwestern Illinois Community Action Agency (NICAA)
Parents and Children Together (PACT) 
Peoria Citizens Committee for Economic Opportunity (PCCEO)
Project NOW, Inc.
Proviso Leydon Council for Community Action (PLCCA)
Quincy Public School District 
Regional Planning Commission / Early Childhood Education Program (Champaign Co.)
Riverbend Head Start and Family Services
Rock Island-Milan School District
SAL – Family and Community Services
SIU-Carbondale Head Start
SIU-Edwardsville Head Start
Southern 7 Health Dept.
Springfield Urban League
Start Early  (formerly The Ounce of Prevention)
Tazewell-Woodford Head Start
Tri-County Opportunities Council (TCOC)
Two Rivers Head Start Agency
Wabash Area Development, Inc. (WADI)
West Central Community Services, Inc. (WCCS)
Western Egyptian Economic Opportunity Council (WEEOC)
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

*Know of an Illinois family looking for a Head Start Program located near to where they live? 
With just a zip code they can review the Office of Head Start’s CENTER LOCATOR LINK for options in THEIR area!
The OHS Locator link (above) is brought to you by the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center — ECLKC.

Contact a program director today to ask what they have for YOUR family!


Virtual Learning* provides the flexibility of having active participants join in and share from – all around our state!  So, schedule online and learn online.  *IHSA not only has remote learning opportunities for program directors, staff, and community partners — but also for our Head Start and Early Head Start Parents!


IHSA Members continue learning, sharing, and adding to their agency’s knowledge banks during our various IHSA Signature Series (such as QECs, Directors Meetings, Leadership Retreats) plus our IHSA Annual Conferences, CLASSES, Practice-Based Trainings, Conscious Discipline, and this year’s NEWEST offerings (Book Buzz, Fast Tracks, etc.)


As a Parent, with one or more of your children enrolled within a Head Start or Early Head Start Member Agency, YOU are also eligible for our Parent Ambassadorship Program!


Online Learning may be accessed on the registrant’s own preferred device (phone / tablet / PC), whether you are working from home or at the center.  IHSA offers our Bridge platform for Orientation Modules and more (including Implicit Bias/Race/Equity plus Policy Council and Board training). 

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