Play isn’t just something children like to do because it’s enjoyable – it’s something they need to do because it’s essential to learning and their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development and well-being.
Hey All! January is human trafficking awarness month. This may not be a comfortable topic for most people to read about, but you are already here, so I think you should just keep reading… Human trafficking is an issue affecting every state, every county, and every city. In 2018, Illinois had 296 reported cases of […]
My name is Alyssa, and I am a Parent Educator and Referral Expert with the Jumpstart home visiting program at Easterseals Joliet Region, Inc. Before I started working with Jumpstart, I worked with another home visiting program in Central Illinois called Stepping Stones. My families consisted of pregnant and parenting teens who were in the […]