Jumpstart is a free home visiting program through Easterseals, Joliet Region. We support expecting families and those with children aged 0-3 in Will, Grundy, Kendall, Kankakee, Iroquois, and Ford Counties. Jumpstart provides developmental screenings, activities, parenting enrichment and support, and more. Visits take place in the comfort of your home and are planned around your schedule.

What do home 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. 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!


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