SPEED

Family Enrichment Program

For more information call: (708)747-1833

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Family Enrichment Program


The Family Enrichment Program serves 100 families who reside in 
Chicago Heights, Park Forest and Harvey.  Services are provided
under the joint efforts of the SPEED and ECHO Joint Agreements.
The overall goal of the Program is prevention of school failure
through enhancement of the parent/child relationship.

Services include coordination (case management), home visits,
parent/child interaction groups, parent education classes, social 
support groups, and family field trips.  In collabortion with the
Family Literacy Program of Prairie State College, classes in Adult
Basic Education, GED, and English as a Second Language are offered
to enrolled parents.  Interdiciplinary services are provided 
throughout the school year, and are supported by discrete functions,
such as intake and family outings, during the summer months.

Services are offered in the home, at the Hickory Hill "early Learning
Center" in Park Forest, at Gavin School in Chicago Heights, and at 
Lowell School in Harvey.  Interagency agreements with the involved 
school districts and Head Start programs ensure that the children 
enrolled in the Family Enrichment Program easily transition into
districts' prekindergarten programs or the area Head Start programs.

The staff are certified and credentialed personnel in the area
of child development and family support.  The Program collaborates
with the disability specialists of the Parent/Infant Program 
whenever needed.  The Progams's administrative office is located at
Hickory Hill Early Learning Center.

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