Community. Collaboration. Change.

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. We provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners, most importantly the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services and their early learning sites.

Our vision at FAST Services is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services. We specialize in adult education and career transition, autism and developmental delays, family services delivery, and parenting education specific to topics of employability, family literacy, financial literacy, targeting our offerings to Head Start families and professionals.

We apply a dual-generational/family literacy approach, honoring parents’ cultural heritage, home language/s, and strengths as they access our services in order to best support their children’s development. Please visit our FAST Services program websites to learn more!