In 2002, Family Network became part of Family Focus, a pioneering family support organization based in Chicago that was founded in 1976. Family Network officially took on the Family Focus Highland Park name in 2017. Family Focus 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 11 centers in Chicago and Northeast Illinois.
Family Focus Highland Park serves all of Lake County.
Early Childhood Dual Language
Early Childhood Dual Language was originally established as the Parent/Child Drop-In Center in 1983 by early childhood professionals who recognized the importance of providing a place where families could connect with one another and find support in the challenging job of raising young children. Since then, the program has grown with an emphasis on using English and Spanish dual-language education in the classroom. The Early Childhood Dual Language program continues to offer programs where parents can meet the challenges of parenting through coming together for friendship and shared information while their young children are provided with safe, nurturing, and dual-language early experiences under the care of experienced professional staff.