Family Focus Highland Park 

Since 1983, Family Focus Highland Park has offered high-quality community-based programs to children and families in Highland Park and Highwood. Family Focus provides bilingual (English and Spanish) prevention-based support, including child development activities for expectant parents and families with children ages birth through three, afterschool programs for children in kindergarten through 5th grade (serving seven local schools), and a wide range of services including adult education, parenting classes, and support groups. Support from the Highland Park Community Foundation helps provide early childhood development and scholarship support to families in the Parent/Child Drop-In Center.

Highland Park Community Early Learning Center Center

Since 1951, Highland Park Community Early Learning Center (HP Community), a nonprofit, early childhood education and child care program has been providing affordable, quality, licensed care, and education to hundreds of children ages two to ten, in partial and full-day programs. Sliding scales fees, scholarships, State funding, and local support make it possible for all members of our diverse community to benefit from HP Community’s services. These services include art and music classes, an on-site food program, social work services, and early screenings with appropriate interventions. The Foundation’s grant provides scholarships for children in low to moderate-income families who could not afford a full-fee tuition and live or work in the community.

Jewish Council for Youth Services – George W. Lutz  Family Center

The Jewish Council for Youth Services – George W. Lutz Early Childhood Program (Lutz Center) offers traditional preschool, full-day preschool, kindergarten enrichment, before/after school club, enrichment classes and school-age programs. Their experienced and passionate teachers create a developmentally appropriate, nurturing early childhood experience that meets each child where they’re at, tailoring their play-based curriculum to meet your child’s needs and interests; fostering social emotional, cognitive, and physical development. Lutz Center’s bright, spacious classrooms, full-sized gymnasium, and multiple age-specific outdoor playgrounds, set the stage for new discoveries each day.  The Lutz Center is equally committed to their parents’ experience and offer many opportunities for families to connect and develop a strong sense of community. The Foundation’s grant helps with youth scholarships for day/after-school and pre-school care at the Lutz Center for low-income families. 



Tri-Con Child Care Center

Tri-Con Child Care Center has been providing affordable, high-quality early care and education for children of local, low-income families for over 45 years. Tri-Con offers a year-round, full-day preschool, an after-kindergarten enrichment program, and a summer camp program. Through developmentally appropriate experiences that are based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards, students are prepared for a successful school journey. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale with 100% of all children being subsidized through either partial state funding or Tri-Con’s own Scholarship Program. Highland Park Community Foundation’s grant provides scholarships to local children whose families do not qualify for state funding but are in need of high-quality, subsidized early childcare and education.