As a Head Start/Early Head Start grantee, CNE is funded to serve 116 children with its team of Parent Educators, Family Child Care Homes, Early Head Start Classrooms, and Head Start Classrooms. In addition, CNE is the administrator of a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education to provide no-cost preschool services to 118 children at local early childhood centers, as well as a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistance Program to provide child care subsidies to approximately 100 children. As a supplement to these services, CNE also has the Learning Together Program which brings mental health services and support programs to children in local early childhood centers. For eligibility information on any of these programs, please contact us at 847-475-2661 and speak with one of our Intake & Eligibility Specialists.


Free Perinatal Education Workshop Series

This series of workshops is designed to bring pregnant and parenting people together to learn from each other about pregnancy, childbirth, the postpartum period and more. This is a rotating 4 week series held on Tuesdays from 5pm-6pm via zoom. Enrollment is ongoing so you can register at anytime. 

For more information please email [email protected] and interested participants can complete this form This is free for EHS eligible families