Last updated: APRIL 16, 2020
Early Childhood Education & Family Hub locations are closed indefinitely until further notice.
Adult Day Service center in Bronzeville is closed indefinitely until further notice.
Home Care services remain open to assist vulnerable seniors across the Chicago metropolitan region bringing them much needed support and care during the pandemic. Apply for jobs here.
Latest Chicago Commons Updates
4/9 Message to Supporters
4/16 Message to Early Education Families and Employees
4/16 Message to Adult Day Service Participants
Child Care and Educational Resources
These are working documents and will be updated regularly.
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, activities, and lessons.
-The early education team is currently 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 also utilizing a text message platform to communicate these resources to families through a monthly digital newsletter.
-Lastly, teachers continue to receive professional development via technology platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Senior Services: During the COVID-19 Pandemic, our team is leveraging the power of technology to support our participants. In addition to weekly phone calls, the team is hosting virtual programming with participants via Zoom and Microsoft Team to conduct wellness checks, virtual activities like arts and crafts, virtual education for seniors and caregivers, and virtual exercise with a program participants.
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 like Zoom and Microsoft Teams to deliver workshops to families in the areas of financial literacy, health and wellness, workforce / careers, and leadership.
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