The Early Childhood Network (ECN) has complied a great list of resources for families for Summer 2021.  It includes free family fun ideas, LINK card benefits/discounts, food programs and more!!!

The Family Support Specialist will utilize the Parents as Teachers (PAT) curriculum to develop strong working relationships with families in order to assist them in having a better understanding of child development, improve parent-child interactions, and strengthen family well-being.  The Parent Educator will work with families in initiating goal development and developing transition plans that secure families’ involvement in their community.  The Parent Educator will link children and families to the necessary services and supports; will provide referrals to Early Intervention when appropriate; and will work cooperatively with EI, DCFS, WIC, Health Department, Doctors, and school district personnel.  There will be significant travel throughout McHenry County, with periodic out- of-county meetings/trainings. This is a grant funded position; therefore, the duties and/or requirements of the position may be modified as required by the funding source. 


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