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Center-Based Education

Early Head Start

Early Head Start

A DCFS licensed facility designed to come alongside eligible families using a reflective stance through high quality Early Head Start child-care, family support, health, nutrition, and other services. Child-care is available for children between 6 weeks and 3 years old. We use an attachment care-giving model, meaning children and families are assigned to a teacher and will remain with that teacher until the child ages out of the program. Regular developmental and health assessments are conducted and services are individualized. Classrooms are mixed age with a maximum of 8 children and a minimum of 2 adults per classroom. The center follows the school calendar and families receive weekly home visits during the summer.

Center-Based Education - STEPS


Children between 6 weeks and 3 years old who have a developmental delay and receive Early Intervention services through Child and Family Connections (CFC #19) are eligible. Children enrolled in STEPS attend half-day class twice weekly to engage with typically developing peers, receive necessary therapies and engage in developmentally appropriate activities with a developmental therapist. Ask your CFC Service Coordinator for more information or to schedule a screening. For more information, visit , call 217-426-6199 or 800-758-2705.