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Family Enrichment Program

ECHO Joint Agreement

The Family Enrichment Program is a Birth to Three Prevention Initiative Program funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. The goal of the program is to assure school success by providing information and support to at risk families with infants and toddlers. The ECHO Joint Agreement provides services to 15 school districts in the south suburban Chicagoland Area.

Information Current as of
The FEP staff is committed to developing new curriculum ideas throughout the year. The new materials will be posted as they become available.
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This site is no longer being updated, but we hope the information provided will continue to be of use to people in the early childhood field.
As a state funded program, we gladly make our materials, including the infant curriculm and the toddler curriculum, availble to the public free of charge. If you find the information on this site useful, we would appreciate your including a link to our site at on your webpage to let others know about the Family Enrichment Program.


Our Mission:

  • To provide a quality program compliant with the ISBE (Illinois State Board of Education) Birth to Three Standards designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers in at risk communities.
  • To bridge the literacy and learning gap between at risk and advantaged young children.
  • To provide a comprehensive infant curriculum and a comprehensive toddler curriculum based on best practices and research on early brain development and learning.

We Believe:

  • Parents are their children's most important teachers.
  • Young children love to learn and should be encouraged to explore the world around them.
  • It is important for parents to share books and scribble with their children every day.
  • A loving home provides the foundation for success in school and in life.
  • When parents take care of themselves, everyone in the family benefits.

Services We Provide
For Families:

  • Play Groups for Infants and their parents.
  • Play Groups for Toddlers and their parents.
  • Parent Education Classes
  • Homevisits
  • Family Field Trips
  • Dad's Groups
  • Story Sack Library

Reach Us At:

The Family Enrichment Program
Riverdale Annex
150 West 137th Street
Riverdale, Illinois 60827
phone: 708-841-5950
fax: 708-841-5957

Number of Visitors:

Staff Include:

  • Child Development Specialists
  • Family Support Specialists
  • Bilingual (Spanish) Educators
  • Social Worker
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Nurse
  • Father Facilitators
  • Child Care Providers
  • Foster Grandparents