Work one on one with a parent educator

Home Visits

The Best Start Program is for children ages zero to three, their parents, and for pregnant mothers and is funded by state grants. District 143 houses the program in Spaulding School, however we are a program for the entire district and surrounding areas. Any member of the community is able to participate in playgroups and parent workshops.

In order to enroll in the home visiting aspect of the Best Start Program, a family must come in for a screening to determine if their family is eligible.  If the family is determined eligible they will receive two home visits a month from one of our parent educator professionals. You will be provided with information regarding child development as well as be referred for resources that may benefit your family. Each family creates an Individual Family Support Plan, which consists of goals the family will work toward with support from the parent educator. You will also be able to participate in free field trips around the Chicagoland area.

The Best Start Program believes in supporting their families through the everyday chaos of raising small children as well as support for more challenging events in the family’s life.

If your family does not qualify for the program, you are still welcome to participate in any parent workshop or playgroup, and bring friends!

If you would like more information or to schedule a screening, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Call Spaulding School and ask for the Best Start Program:


Katie Stevens:

Linda Hopkins:

Para más información en español contacte:

Jessica Lagunas:

Adriana Castillo:



14811 Turner Ave
Midlothian, Cook County 60445

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