CNE Programs

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CNE offers a wide range of programs designed to support you and your child, not to mention the teachers and caregivers who have become a part of your child's early developmental years.  From prenatal support and education, to programs that prepare and empower parents, to collaboration with a network of early childhood educational programs, CNE provides you with the building blocks to help support the development of your child during these critical early years.

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  • CNE Early Head Start/Head Start serves families with children age 0-5 as well as women who are pregnant by delivering health and family support services and high quality child care. Families must be eligible for a child care subsidy.
  • Illinois State Board of Education Pre-Kindergarten supports children who are at risk for school success. This program, for three to five-year-olds, offers Pre-Kindergarten services in participating community early childhood programs. Risk factors may include but are not limited to: low income; English is not home language; chronic health problems; difficulties with social interactions; vision, hearing, or communication difficulties; or a child with special needs.
  • Learning Together provides on-site services for children with special needs at child care programs. Services include Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Mental Health services.
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) provides low-income, working families with access to quality, affordable childcare, which allows the parents to continue working and contributes to the consistency and success of each child's early education experience. Families are required to cost-share on a sliding scale based on family size, income and number of children in care.

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