The solution of adult problems tomorrow depends in large measure upon the way our children grown up today. There is no greater insight into the future than recognizing that, when we save children, we save ourselves. - Margaret Mead
The Early Childhood Education Department includes the Life of a Child Program, a research based home visiting program working with families of children ages 0 to 3 years. The goal of the program is to provide child development education to high risk families in order to assess and prevent developmental delays among children.
Life of a Child Program
The Life of a Child Program is a community based prevention initiative program established in partnership with Chicago Public Schools Office of Early Childhood to identify and address the early developmental needs of infants and toddlers. This home visiting program focuses on providing child development and supportive services to high risk families throughout the city of Chicago. Families are empowered through guided parent-child interaction that encourage early childhood education among low income populations. Program components include home based parent and child education, developmental screenings, crisis intervention, Early Intervention referrals and parent support groups.
True To Life Foundation strives to empower parents to be leaders and make a positive impact in their family and communities. The Life of a Child Program currently operates in partnership within local high schools, homeless shelters, and community sites.