Focus on Families
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FOCUS ON FAMILIES
Ridge Early Childhood Center
5151 West 149th Street
Oak Forest, IL 60452
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The Focus on Families Early Childhood program is designed specifically for families with children ages birth to three. We conduct homevisits, bi monthly playgroups, and a monthly parent meeting. We also provide a free lending library available to all families in the program.
We strive to help both parents and children grow and learn together through developmentally appropriate activity. Please come and join us!
Home visiting is an essential part of our program. The intensive visits provide parents with valuable developmental insight into their child’s life. This is a hands on time for parent and child. The parent educator brings a developmentally appropriate activity for the parent to perform with their child. The parent educator will also bring hand-outs providing developmental insights for the parents to read between visits. Home visits are also a time for parents to voice any questions or concerns they may have regarding their child’s development. Home visits offer a more intimate environment for learning and teaching as a child often feels safer and more at-ease in familiar and comfortable surroundings. Home visits also offer greater convenience to the family.
FOF uses the research based Parents as Teachers curriculum. PATs is chalked full of helpful hints, great activities, and emerging research, helpful for parents.
What we offer?
* Our free lending library is located in the Focus room. We offer: books, movies, dvds, games, toys ,etc. These items are available for one week check-out.
12-16 MONTHS PLAY GROUP W
Our Toddler play group will be meeting on Wednesdays, twice a month, 9:15-10:00 am in the Focus room .
17- 20 MONTHS PLAY GROUP Th
Our Toddler play group will be meeting on Thursdays, twice a month, 9:15-10:00 am in the Focus Room.
21-29 MONTHS PLAY GROUP T & W
Our Terrific Twos will be meeting onTuesdays, 9:15-10:00, and Wednesdays, 10:15-11:00 am, twice a month in the Focus room.
30-36 MONTHS TH
Our Thriving Threes will be meeting on Thursdays, twice a month, 10:15-11:00 am in the Focus room.
Parent Meetings Monthly
Parent meetings will be held monthly in the Focus room. We will explore various topics pertinent to your child’s development. Child care will be provided during this time.
Free and Open Enrollment
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