Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Contact: Juliet Bromer, [email protected]

Venue: Erikson Institute

Address: 451 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL, United States  Map

Invite-only symposium open to
administrators, policy makers, and advocates

Erikson Institute’s Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy and Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services are hosting A Symposium on Supporting Quality Family Child Care in Chicago.

Did you know that more than half of young children receiving child care assistance in Chicago are cared for in home-based child care settings?

Attend this invite-only symposium to:

  • Learn about current research on family child care quality from local experts and researchers.
  • Learn and share information with experts from around the country about innovative approaches and strategies for improving family child care quality for children and families.
  • Learn about effective agency practices for implementing the family child care option for Head Start and Early Head Start.

Featured projects and presentations:

  • All Our Kin, New Haven, Connecticut
  • Central California Migrant/Seasonal Head Start, Santa Cruz County, California
  • Skip-a-Long Home Child Care Network, SAL Family and Community Services, Quad Cities/Peoria, Illinois
  • Erikson Institute’s Family Child Care Specialist Training Project, Chicago, Illinois
  • Illinois Action for Children

Continental breakfast and lunch are provided.

Directions and parking information


8 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Continental breakfast, presentations, and panel of innovative programs

12:30 p.m.–2 p.m.
Networking lunch with panelists and presenters


For questions, contact Juliet Bromer at [email protected].