Family Focus South Shore is open daily from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and serves Jackson Park Highlands, Jeffrey-Cyril Historic District, and the South Shore Bungalow District. To learn more about our South Shore center in general, please contact our South Shore Site Director, Phyllis White at (773) 363-3200 extension 212 or

Enrollment Information

To request enrollment information and a tour for children ages 0 – 3, contact

To request enrollment information and a tour for children ages 3 – 5, contact

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Available Programs


We offer the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Program as a Delegate of the Department of Family and Support Services, and the Head Start program as a Delegate of Start Early. Our teachers are credentialed, and our 11 state-of-the-art classrooms are filled with educational resources and learning tools, featuring age-appropriate centers for science, literacy, block building and construction, dramatic play and clay, paint, sand, and water exploration. We also have a large outdoor learning environment for children 6 weeks to 5 years old.

Our curriculum reflects the best modern early childhood research regarding developmentally appropriate activities, including the Illinois Early Learning Standards, National Association for the Education of Young Children, State Pre-K Assessments and Guidance, Scholastic Early Learning Materials, Creative Curriculum Guidance, and Work Sampling.

The South Shore facility offers:

Global Citizenship Program: Our Global Citizenship program is dedicated to empowering children and helping them learn to respect and appreciate all people. This unique program uses a project approach to explore the similarities and differences among cultures. Our children become confident in their own culture, and eagerly embrace opportunities to learn new concepts. Through this approach, children also gain important school-readiness skills including independent learning, critical thinking, intercultural understanding, confidence, creative problem-solving, and teamwork.

Outdoor Playground: While all our facilities provide clean, safe, and modern spaces for children, we are especially proud of our professionally designed playgrounds. Our playgrounds are fun, challenging, and appropriate for all children ages 12 months through 6 years old. During our Outdoor Activity periods, the children can be physically active while participating in developmental activities.

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