We are now providing virtual and remote services and programming! To help control the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and to protect the health of our clients, patrons, and staff the Center for Literacy, FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support, and Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays (RCADD) offices will be closed until further notice. However, you can still contact the sites and a staff member via phone and/or social media to access the information and resources you may need. Stay safe!

The UIC Center for Literacy is a thought leadership organization dedicated to serving the community through research, advocacy, and lifelong learning.

  • 2061 Personalized resources were checked out to support children with developmental delays in 2019

  • 7137 Families served by UIC Center for Literacy in 2019

  • 1650 Children receiving summer literacy instruction in 2019

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Adult Education and Career Transition
In the Adult Education and Career Transition program, we provide free classes and tutoring to parents interested in continuing their basic education, learning English, or obtaining their high school equivalency.
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RCADD
The Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delays provides support for those who care for, teach and serve children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or other developmental delays.
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Social Service Program
The Social Service Program provides training for Chicago Early Learning families and staff.
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Parent & Youth Outreach program
The Parent & Youth Outreach program provides workshops, resources, and special events for Chicago Early Learning families (Parents & Youth) and community-based organizations.
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Community Engagement
The CFL Community Engagement office provides opportunities to get involved with short-term & long-term volunteer service projects at Center programs.

“For me, the English classes are very important because they helped me a lot. Now I am more independent; I can go to the store and buy what I need because I can communicate more with people.”

Maria M.  |  FAST Adult Education student

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