Since 1983, Family Network has offered high quality community-based programs to children and families in Highland Park and Highwood. Family Network provides bilingual (English and Spanish) prevention-based support, including child development activities for expectant parents and families with children ages birth through three, afterschool programs for children in kindergarten through 5th grade serving seven local schools, and a wide range of services including adult education, parenting classes, and support groups. Support from the HPCF helps provide early childhood development and scholarship support to families in the Parent/Child Drop-In Center.
Highland Park Community Nursery School and Day Care Center – “Community”
Since 1951, “Community,” a nonprofit, early childhood education and child care program has been providing affordable, quality, licensed care and education to hundreds of children ages two to ten, in part-day and full-day programs. Sliding scales fees, scholarships, State funding and local support make it possible for all members of our diverse community to benefit from Community’s services. These services include art and music classes, on-site food program, social work services and early screenings with appropriate interventions.
Highland Park/Highwood Home Child Care Association
The Highland Park/Highwood Home Child Care Association provides nurturing atmospheres for children’s learning needs in their earliest years. Learning begins at birth, so it is essential that infants and toddlers receive quality care while their parents are at work or going to school. The HP Community Foundation helps with funding for the children of HPHS students while the students are earning their diplomas or continuing their post-high school education.
Jewish Council for Youth Services (JCYS)
JCYS Jon Vegosen Champ Camp provides a traditional summer camp experience to primary low-income, Latino children entering first through sixth grade. Champ Camp’s curriculum focuses on the development of confidence and self-esteem, healthy fitness habits, teamwork skills and appreciation of sportsmanship. The JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center serves hundreds of children and families year-round through pre-school, before and after school care, kindergarten enrichment, and camping programs. The Center emphasizes “learning through play.”
Tri-Con Child Care Center
Tri-Con Child Care Center has been providing affordable, high quality early care and education for children of lower income, local families for over 44 years. Tri-Con offers a year-round, full day preschool, an after-kindergarten enrichment program and a summer camp program. Through developmentally appropriate experiences that are based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards, students are prepared for a successful school journey. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale with 100% of all children being subsidized through either partial state funding or Tri-Con’s own Scholarship Program.