Enrollment Open Now for Quality Early Learning in Chicago and DuPage

Are you, family members or friends looking for quality early learning care for your children that is also affordable? If so enrollment is now open for Metropolitan Family Services’ early learning programs in Chicago, located on the city’s Southwest, South and Northwest Sides, and in DuPage County.

Early learning offerings include but are not limited to Head Start, Early Head Start, full-day child care at certain locations, and home visiting programs for pregnant moms and parents of children ages 0 – 3.

Metropolitan’s early learning programs offer quality education provided by caring staff who are state certified and bilingual. Programs include daily nutritious meals, diverse classroom environments, and support services for all family members. Children of all abilities are welcome.

When it comes to the impact that these programs make, Griselda, the mother of 4-year-old Giselle who attends Metropolitan’s Midway Head Start, says, “All of my kids were ready for kindergarten. They learned how to read, they learned their letters, their numbers. But my kids are shy. So Head Start really helped them learn how to be independent. It gave them confidence. They made new friends and were used to going to school.”

Following are locations for Metropolitan’s early learning programs in Chicago. Home visiting programs also offered for moms & expectant moms. Please contact them directly for enrollment information and additional details. Questions also can be emailed to StartEarlyChicago@metrofamily.org and StartEarlyDuPage@metrofamily.org.


Southwest Side

Midway Head Start
6422 S. Kedzie Ave.
Serves 3-5 years
Phone: 773-884-2400

Midway Children’s Center
3215 W. 63rd St.
Serves children 2-5 years
Phone: 773-884-2350

South Side (New City, Englewood and West Englewood)

Learning and Wellness Center
5338 S. Loomis Ave.
Serves children 6 weeks – 5 years
Phone: 773-535-0101

Northwest Side

North Children’s Center
3255 N. Central Ave.
Serves children 2-5 years
Phone: 773-371-3770

DuPage County

Multiple Locations
Serves pregnant moms and children birth – 5 years
Phone: 630-784-4801

About Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal, to thrive. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, since 1857 Metropolitan has been the engine of change that empowers families to reach their greatest potential and positively impact their communities. Metropolitan reaches more than 63,000 families and individuals annually through seven community centers, with services that promote education, economic stability, emotional wellness and empowerment.