Children’s Enrichment Program
To complement our home-based Birth-to-Three Early Intervention services, our Children’s Enrichment Program organizes social gatherings and activities to provide critical interaction for families with infants and toddlers with vision loss or multiple disabilities. During these sessions, families engage in traditional and adaptive preschool activities related to music, art, sensory exploration, free play, circle time and food preparation.
Advanced registration for all programs is required. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at The Chicago Lighthouse North at 222 Waukegan Rd. in Glenview.
Our parent-focused support group is led by clinical psychologist Michael C. Smith, PhD from the Bergman Institute. This group fosters connection and community by providing a setting for parents to speak freely with fellow parents about raising a child with a disability. While parents meet, children engage in a guided playgroup supervised by Chicago Lighthouse program staff.
Second Tuesday of each month | 6:30 – 8 p.m.
This program promotes language development and social interaction through fun songs and musical instruments.
Saturdays, 10 – 10:45 a.m.
February 11, 2017
March 4, 2017
April 22, 2017
May 13, 2017
June 10, 2017
July 8, 2017
August 12, 2017
Ages: 6 months-3 years (siblings welcome)
Fee: $8/session (siblings, $4/session)
We now offer a Youth Transition Program in conjunction with our children’s enrichment series. Learn more about this exciting new program designed for teens and young adults who are blind or visually impaired as they transition into adulthood.
What to Expect
This discussion series is for parents and caregivers of children with visual impairments to address questions and concerns when parenting a child with vision impairments and special needs.
This program will resume fall 2017.
For more information, please contact: