Meet Jeremiah and Maricela

Three-year-old Jeremiah and his mother Maricela live in Elgin with his younger brother Nicholas. Jeremiah and Maricela have been in ChildServ’s 0-3 early childhood learning program since October 2016 when Maricela enrolled her son because he was behind in his language development.
When he entered the program, Jeremiah was barely able to speak. Veronica, his ChildServ Parent Educator, immediately referred him to Child and Family Connections, an early intervention program in Kane County, and during their in-home visits, worked with Maricela and Jeremiah on activities, such as mimicking animal sounds and blowing bubbles, to jumpstart his speech, and shape sorting and color matching to improve his problem-solving skills.

Veronica and Maricela also discussed the importance of reading to Jeremiah to aid his language development, building his critical thinking skills and vocabulary.As of Veronica’s most recent visit, Jeremiah is now able to say words like “bye” and “water”, and Maricela reports that she reads to him daily and invested in a shape sorting game so that Jeremiah can practice every day.  
“With Veronica and ChildServ’s help, my son can talk, and is working toward being ready to start school,” said Maricela.
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Illinois Juvenile Justice Leadership Council Quarterly Meeting

On April 18, President and CEO Dan Kotowski spoke in Springfield on a panel at the Illinois Juvenile Justice Leadership Council's Quarterly Meeting. He discussed our new Juvenile Justice Foster Care program, which helps youth who are involved in both the child welfare and juvenile justice systems to reach their potential by finding them safe, nurturing foster homes.

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Team ChildServ wants YOU!

Sign-up to run or walk with us on May 6 at the DuPage Human Race in Downers Grove to help the youth in our DuPage County group homes reach their potential.

To register or donate, click here.

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Join us for a night of fun for all ages!

The BIG Hearts MINI Golf Outing benefits the children and families in ChildServ's early childhood learning programs.

Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased here.

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