Jumpstart is a free, home visiting program through Easterseals Joliet Region. We work with expecting families and those that have children aged 0-3 in Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford counties. We provide developmental screenings and activities, parenting enrichment and support, and much more.
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We know that life with kids can be hectic and children respond better in a familiar environment. Because of this, visits take place in the comfort of your home and are planned around your schedule.
What do visits look like?
Activities. Your Jumpstart home visitor will always bring a developmentally appropriate activity for you and your child to do together. We’ll help you understand what areas of development your child is working on and bring activities that encourage that development.
Development. Unsure what your child will do next? Have questions about sleeping or brain development? We’ll bring information on important topics that will help you understand your child’s development better.
Family Well-being. How your family is doing as a whole is so important to us. Families are systems–when one part changes, it affects the whole system. We’ll check in to see how things are going for your family every visit. If you need extra support or services, we’ll help you find them!