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Early Childhood and Kindergarten Readiness

Early Childhood and Kindergarten Readiness


Early childhood education and school readiness for children ages 0-5 years old.

Services Offered

Parent Support • Home Visiting • Grandparents Raising Grandchildren • Early Childhood Education • School Readiness • Parent Education


The Early Childhood and Kindergarten Readiness program prepares children for early learning and school readiness. Program offerings include:

  • Parent Empowerment Program: promotes early learning, brain development and resiliency for young children ages 0-3, by empowering and training parents to become their children’s first teachers. Coordinated support services include individual home visits, group educational workshops, and group parent training sessions. The program is free for all participants.
  • Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY): Improves school readiness for at-risk 3- to 5-year-olds in Chicago, and its South Suburbs, by empowering parents with the necessary skills and tools to serve as their child’s primary educator.


2424 Washington St., Suite 210, Waukegan, IL 60085 42.359999 -87.863778

Service Options

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish



  • This service is free


  • Children accepted

How to Apply

Contact the Program Supervisor at the desired location to make a referral.The family will then be contacted by a program staff to begin the enrollment process.

Other Locations

Chicago North Administrative Office
Program Phone: Call Location
8765 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 450
Chicago, IL 60631
ChildServ – Chicago West
Program Phone: Call Location
2808 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622
ChildServ – Chicago South
Program Phone: Call Location
3753 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 2nd Floor, 2nd Fl
Chicago, IL 60653
ChildServ – Elgin
Program Phone: Call Location
659 Lillie St.
Elgin, IL 60120
ChildServ – DuPage County, Group Home Administration
Program Phone: Call Location
1260 Iroquois Ave., Suite 102
Naperville, IL 60563
ChildServ – Lake County
Program Phone: Call Location
2424 Washington St., Suite 210
Waukegan, IL 60085