Family Focus DuPage services the communities of DuPage County and Elgin located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago with early childhood home visiting and other support services.
Family Focus, Inc. offers innovative, community-based programs that help parents, grandparents, and foster and adoptive parents, gain confidence and competence as the primary educators of their children. Family Focus has seven centers in Chicago and surrounding communities.
Early Childhood Home Visiting – Home visiting addresses critical years of social, emotional, and cognitive development with the parents in the home. Home visitors meet with families in the environment where they spend most of their time and track progress along developmental domains to ensure that children are meeting critical developmental milestones. Home visitors establish a customized Individual Family Support Plan at enrollment that is tracked by parent-teacher teams throughout the year. Parent-child activities are designed to involve the parent and child in sharing and learning activities that foster gross motor, language, fine-motor, social, and emotional skills. Parent reflections and family support worker reports/observations during home visits help gauge parental knowledge of child development and attitudes regarding parent-child interactions. All of our services are provided by home visitors with extensive early childhood training; in fact, we have many staff members who are former participants that went on to earn degrees in early childhood.
Family Focus DuPage follows the Healthy Families America home visiting model, and is an accredited Healthy Families America site.
The support of community volunteers significantly enhance our services. For information regarding volunteer opportunities please contact Rosaura Realegeno at firstname.lastname@example.org.