Family Focus Nuestra Familia Belmont Cragin serves Chicago’s northwest side: Humboldt Park, Hermosa, Logan Square, Albany Park, Portage Park, and Belmont Cragin.
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After-school activities are offered Monday through Friday during the critical hours of 3 p.m.-6 p.m., the time when a lack of constructive activity and supervision can lead to risk-taking behavior. Most students attend four to five days per week through the regular school year. Programs focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), literacy, homework help, and arts activities.
Family Focus Nuestra Familia Belmont Cragin is currently offering after-school programs at Chicago Academy Elementary, Nixon Elementary, and Volta Elementary.
The home visiting program is open to caregivers with children from newborn to 3 years old. Parents receive visits from their home visitor to ensure their child is meeting development milestones through parent-child activities and education. Activities guide parents and children in sharing and learning activities that improve gross motor, language, fine motor, social, and emotional skills. Parent curriculum includes good maternal or paternal and child health, home safety, food security, positive parenting, and school readiness. Most home visiting programs also invite the parents to engage with other parents in the program through community events or support groups.