Community Childcare

What happens during the early years is crucial for every child’s development and is a period of great opportunity. Early experiences form the foundation for health, cognitive ability, personality, social behavior, and the capacity to learn.

LSSI's early childhood programs have been in existence for more than 40 years, providing high quality, diverse and culturally sensitive services for children and families in several Chicago neighborhoods (Austin, Rogers Park, and Uptown). All of LSSI’s centers are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and receive funding through city, state, and federal sources.

Our goal is to create a stimulating learning environment that promotes social competency and school readiness for preschool age children who are academically and economically at risk.

LSSI provides services for children who are 2-5 years of age, with or without disabilities. Programming is designed to develop students’ social skills and school readiness. The curriculum covers the essential skills to prepare children for a successful transition to kindergarten and later school success.

Our program includes:

  • Certified, degreed, bilingual staff who love to teach
  • Curriculum that promotes kindergarten readiness and technology
  • Translation services available
  • Free field trips
  • Parent engagement opportunities and activities
  • Nutritious meals (Halal meals at our Rogers Park Location)
  • Children with special needs welcomed
  • Beautiful, well-structured playground
  • Safe drop-off and parking lot
  • NAEYC accredited and Illinois GOLD ExceleRate approved
  • Child care subsidy accepted, low co-pay for full day

To learn more about our Head Start programs, call LSSI Head Start Program Information: 847.390.1445

LSSI Head Start Children's Centers Offering Open Enrollment

For more information, contact:

Austin Town Hall Children's Center of LSSI
5610 W. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60644
773.379.0901 (Ask for Doris or Dushawn)
Extended-Day/Full-Day, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Rogers Park Children's Center of LSSI
1754 W. Devon, Chicago, IL 60660
773.262.3366 (Ask for Atiya)

Winthrop Children's Center of LSSI (Uptown)
4848 N. Winthrop, Chicago, IL 60640
773.878.3210 (Ask for Delphine or Aileen)
Full-Day/Full-Year (includes Early Head Start beginning at age 2),