Mary Crane Center, a Head Start Program of Chicago, IL

2974 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago IL IL
Contact Phone
(773) 938-8130
SERVICES FOR CHILDREN Infant care for children 6 weeks to 15-months (at Near Northwest Location) Toddler classrooms for 15-month-olds to 24-month-olds Two-year-old classrooms for 24-month-olds to 36-month-olds Preschool classrooms for three- to five-year-olds Nurturing, knowledgeable, and qualified teachers Bilingual staff Access and exposure to language tools Playtime that inspires child-to-child interaction Daily structured outdoor play Emphasis on healthy living A culturally rich and diverse classroom environment Intergenerational programs (foster grandparents in the classroom) Strong community partnerships Professional services for children with special needs Monthly field trips to places like the Shedd Aquarium, pumpkin farm, or museums Breakfast and lunch that satisfy children’s daily nutritional requirements
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
enrolling at the mary crane centerChildren ages 6 weeks through 5 years can be enrolled at the Mary Crane Center. To enroll your child call (773) 938-8130, or email or call the site directly.When enrolling your child, please bring:Your child’s birth certificateProof of income (two most recent check stubs)Results from your child’s last physical and dental check-upsYour child’s immunization record
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