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The Salvation Army Child Care Program
1548 W. Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60607-2407
Phone: (312) 733-2533
Fax: (312) 733-5138

Chicago Family Management Program
For low-income women who are pregnant or have a child up to age one, this program provides health assessment and referrals for assistance as needed. Services include:

Head Start Programs
The Salvation Army Head Start programs give your child the same advantages every child deserves - a chance to learn in a creative, exciting, educational environment. Your child can begin to learn early and enjoy a healthy start in life by enrolling in one of our child care programs. Services include individually planned pre-school programming, and nutritional, medical and dental care.

Family Outreach Initiative: Home-Based Head Start
Formerly or potentially homeless families who live in Chicago and have at least one child age 3 to 5 can benefit from home-based Head Start. A case manager makes weekly contacts with your family to provide creative learning experiences and help your child progress.
To enroll you child in this program, contact:

Family Outreach Initiative
1526 W. Monroe
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 733-1371

Half-Day Child Care
Children age 3 by September 1st can enjoy playing, learning and socializing with other boys and girls their age in this educational program. Our caring staff provides a safe environment, creative learning activities and nutritious meals. They also observe the skills your child already has and provide the help he or she needs to continue to learn and grow. Low-income families qualify for this program. Contact our Head Start program nearest you.

Brainerd Head Start
9211 S. Justine
Chicago, IL 60620
(773) 881-4142

Midwest Child Care Program
20 S. Campbell Street
Chicago, IL 60612
(312) 733-4802

Columbus Park Head Start
500 S. Central
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 921-4162

New Hope Head Start
4255 W. Division St.
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 772-4908

Evangeline Booth Lodge
4800 N. Marine Drive
Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 271-8535

South Deering Head Start
10536 S. Bensley
Chicago, IL 60617
(773) 221-7884

Incarnation Head Start
1345 N. Karlov Street
Chicago, IL 60651
(773) 276-4118

Full-Day Child Care
Children whose parents are working or in school and are low-income can receive the finest quality care through this full-day program. To qualify, children must be age 3 by September 1st. For information about how to enroll, call or visit:

Temple Head Start
1 N. Ogden Ave.
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 226-2649

If you are like most parents, you'll want to know the following about The Salvation Army Child Care programs: