Children’s Enrichment Programs

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About

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.

Programs and special events are listed below.  Advanced registration for all programs is required. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are held at The Chicago Lighthouse North at 222 Waukegan Road in Glenview.

Parent Support Group with Dr. Michael C. Smith
Our parent-focused support group is led by clinical psychologist Michael C. Smith, PhD from the Bergman Institute, along with Marla Gartska, Director of our Birth-to-Three Early Intervention Program and Shelle Hamer, Manager of our Children’s Enrichment Programs. 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 of any age. Sessions will be held remotely beginning Wednesday, August 5 and will be held the first Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 7:30. To register, contact Shelle Hamer at (847) 510-2055 or at shelle.hamer@chicagolighthouse.org

Music Therapy
This program promotes language development and social interaction through fun songs and musical instruments.

Ages: 6 months – 6 years (siblings welcome)
Fee: $8/session (siblings, $4/session)
Classes are held on Saturday mornings.


Youth Transition Program

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.


For more information, please contact:

Shelle Hamer
Manager, Children’s Enrichment Program
(847) 510-2055
Email Shelle