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First Taste Birth to Five Program ( Kankakee School District #111)

  Agency Contact Information:
Address: Proegler School
710 N. Chicago Ave.
Kankakee, IL 60901
Phone: 815.935.7271
Fax: 815.936.3310
Email: Kathy-Marquie@ksd111.org
Website: www.k111.k12.il.us/early.htm
Contact Person:

Kathy Marquie
Phone: 815.935.7271
Email: Kathy-Marquie@ksd111.org

  Service Profile:
Service/program name: First Taste
Description: Recognizing the fact that parents are their child's first and most influential teachers, First Taste focuses on parent education and child development. The program also includes the services of a social worker who helps parents obtain needed services by referring them to proper area agencies. Features include home visits. A Certified Child Development Specialist shares information on parenting and child development, brings age appropriate activites for parent and child and observes the child through play. Visits are conducted at the child's home making it convenient and safe for small children and are on a monthly or bi-weekly basis. Periodic screenings are also completed to insure the child is developmentally on target.
Other activities include Teen Parents, Parenting Classes, Baby Time, Playgroups, Field Trips and Family Fun Nights.
  General Information:
Description: First Taste is a state-funded program that focuses on parent education and child development for parents of children 0-5 years old. It is free to families who reside in District #111. The program provides support and information through home visits, group meetings, and screenings.

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