Monday, November 20, 2017

Employment Opportunities

The Children's Center has the following positions opening available.

Family Service Worker

Work as a member of a Head Start team to partner with families to promote children’s healthy development and school readiness.  Responsibilities include advocating for Head Start families whose children are presently enrolled in the center based program.  The Family Service Worker will also assist with the development of goal plans for participating families to promote self-sufficiency and work with families to achieve goal success.  Additional responsibilities include recruiting and enrolling children into the program.


  • ·         Associates degree in sociology, social work, human services or related field (Minimum)
  • ·         Computer skills required.
  • ·         Bilingual in English/Spanish required.
  • ·         Knowledge of Head Start preferred

To apply please contact Beverly Dawson, Head Start Director at 708 652-1284 or email resume to


The Teacher’s Assistant will work cooperatively with the classroom teacher, staff, parents, and volunteers to carry out the responsibilities of the center in order to meet the needs of Head Start children and their families.

The Teacher’s Assistant will join the teacher in providing quality education opportunities for preschool aged children and for the day to day management of the classroom.   Additional responsibilities include developing and implementing lesson plans for daily learning activities, maintaining individual and classroom data for on-going assessment, evaluation and record keeping.  

¨ AA in ECE or related field with equivalent of a major in ECE (minimum)
¨  Bilingual in English and Spanish (preferred)
¨  Computer skills (required)
¨  Knowledge of Creative Curriculum and Teaching Strategies GOLD (a plus)

 To apply please contact Beverly Dawson, Head Start Director at The Patricia Makris Center (708 652-1284) or send a resume to

Part-time Grant Writer.
Experience necessary. Please send resume to Lurlean Chodora at

Volunteers welcome

Substitute teachers needed

For more information about employment opportunities, please email us at  

Monday, November 6, 2017

Let's Talk Turkey: Tony & Friends Thanksgiving Dinners

Donate to Tony and Friends to help make another family's Thanksgiving a memorable one.

Tony and Friends have been collecting money for Thanksgiving meals for almost 20 years!   In the past, they have collected enough to feed anywhere from 100-200 families on Thanksgiving.  Each family gets a Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings!!  For some families, this is the only way they will get a Thanksgiving meal. 

These meals are for families in need of children who participate in the Children's Center of Cicero-Berwyn programs.  If you would like to donate it will go towards purchasing dinners.  

Please make checks out to The Children's Center.  You can drop off or mail them directly to us...

The Children's Center
Attn: Kathie Kokenes
1447 South 50th Court
Cicero, IL 60804

Thank You!!!

Friday, October 20, 2017

Support CCCB by Shopping Community Days 2017

Community Days are back at The Children's Center!
Support The Children’s Center and buy a 
COMMUNITY DAY booklet today!
$5 booklet includes exclusive coupons and money saving offers. 
Order and shop online using this link: 

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