Last updated: February 17, 2021
Early Childhood Education & Family Hub locations are NOW OPEN. Please watch our video on health and safety enhancements.
Adult Day Service center in Bronzeville is OPEN for in-person services effective February 22. Virtual services will still be available. Please watch our video on health and safety enhancements.
Home Care services remain open to assist vulnerable seniors across the Chicago metropolitan region bringing them much needed support and care during the pandemic. Enroll Today.
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These are working documents and will be updated regularly.
Chicago Commons Activities for Parents and Children During Early Ed Suspension – in English and Spanish
Cuidado Infantil y Recursos Educativos – Español
Week of the Young Child Daily Activities
Actividades Para la Semana del Dia de Los Niños – Español
Resources for Families for Learning at Home – in English and Spanish
YouTube: Story time videos with Chicago Commons’ teachers!
Illinois DCFS message to youth: You Are Not Alone
List of COVID-19 Financial Assistance Resources
Two Months of Free High-Speed Internet from Comcast
List of COVID-19 Medical Assistance Resources
Lista de Recursos de Asistencia Médica de COVID-19 – Español
List of COVID-19 Housing Resources
Lista de Recursos de Vivienda de COVID-19 – Español
List of COVID-19 Food Resources
Information About Coronavirus
Illinois Department of Public Health Information About Coronavirus
State of Illinois Coronavirus Resources
State of Illinois Coronavirus Response
City of Chicago Coronavirus Resources
Centers of Disease Control (CDC)
COVID-19 Other Resources
Otros Recursos del Coronavirus – Español
Early Education: During the COVID-19 pandemic, our centers are leveraging the power of technology. In addition to weekly calls to families, we are also provide technology-based learning for families.
-Teachers and family workers are conduct visits with children as both check-ins and to support families with virtual lessons, reading, and activities.
-The early education team is integrating an app called Ready Rosie – an evidence-informed and research-based family engagement and early learning resource – to support virtual learning.
-Teachers are creating virtual story time and placing it on YouTube for families to view.
-Centers are communicating these resources to families through a monthly digital newsletter, sent utilizing a text message platform.
-Lastly, teachers continue to receive professional development via technology platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Senior Services: During the COVID-19 pandemic, our senior services team is leveraging the power of technology to support participants. In addition to weekly phone calls, the team is hosting virtual programming with participants via Zoom and Microsoft Team to conduct wellness checks, activities like arts and crafts, and exercise classes. Our caregiver support group is also holding virtual meetings.
Family Hub: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Family Hub team uses technology like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to work with partners to identify resources and advocate for resources for the families. In addition, the Family Hub is also using technology to deliver workshops to families in the areas of financial literacy, health and wellness, careers, and leadership.