Here in the Development Office, we are busy preparing for our upcoming holiday event, Celebrate the Season, a recreation of the historical Walnut Room. The event is November 17th and 18th at the Jacob Henry Mansion Victorian Ballroom. Guests will dine under a grand Christmas tree, listen to holiday music, make wishes with Christmas fairies, […]
Pat//Jumpstart Home Visitor I read an article yesterday on retirement. A sentence that resonated in my mind was: “If you were alive, you worked!” So with that being said, I am not the type to go home and sit down. For years, I have had a dream to teach teachers. Perhaps this is […]
Hey there! It’s been awhile since I have blogged and I am sorry for that. I know that you all are really invested in what we are doing down in Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford counties. But today, I come to you with a different kind of blog… October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Many people […]
Linda Atkinson//Youth Services Department, Joliet Public Library Since 2007, Joliet Public Library has collaborated with Easterseals Joliet Region Jumpstart Program to offer a rich array of early literacy programs for parents and their young children. Through our library storytimes and playgroups for infants, toddlers and their parents, those families that choose to participate are introduced […]
Joy//Former Jumpstart participant, current Jumpstart home visitor Have you ever wondered if the Jumpstart program is REALLY for you? Have you thought maybe “other” people might benefit, but surely you could do it without this “extra” support? Perhaps you’ve even been afraid of what may happen if you did enroll in the program! I felt […]
Hey All, We had a great day at Brookfield Zoo today despite the rain! There were little to no people walking around except our group! How cool is it to have a private tour of the zoo without having to pay for a private tour?! I know that I had a great time seeing animals […]
Hi, friends! Today, our Bradley team is providing free developmental screenings at the Bradley Public Library. All of our teams provide this service consistently around the community. But why is it important for you to get your child aged 0-3 screened? Why should you bother coming? Screenings help identify delays in development so you can […]
Four of our five new Jumpstart home visitors are in downtown Chicago this week for PAT (Parents as Teachers) training. Meet: Alyssa, Jeanne, Felechia, and Rozine! They are very excited to finish their training and start meeting with families in Kankakee, Will, Grundy, and Kendall Counties!
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