Founded in 1983 by early childhood professionals, the mission of Family Network a Family Focus Center is to promote the well-being of children from birth by supporting and strenghtening their families in and with their community.  Family Network provides educational and enrichment based programs for parents with young children, offers after school programming for school age youth in North Shore District 112.  A wide variety of Spanish-based services are also provided within our center to parents and children.

Quick Links to Our Program

ASAP (After School Activity Program) - Provides after school programming at Oak Terrace and Indian Trail Schools. The program also provides bus transportation to Wayne Thomas, Ravinia, and Lincoln Schools. For more information click here.

Parent/Child Center - Provides programming for children from birth to 4 with their parents. For more information click here.

Right From The Start Program/Programa Desde El Principio -  Provides extensive Spanish-based programming to parents with children from birth through school-age years. For more information click here.




Our 2014 Annual Report has been published

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Parent/Child Center

On Saturday, March 21, from 10:00-11:30 am, families with young children will have the opportunity to participate in a homemade circus at the Family Network Parent/Child Center, located at 330 Laurel Avenue in Highland Park.  Children can choose to become clowns (with creative hats and fanciful face painting), circus animals jumping through hoops, acrobats, and jugglers with the help of our talented staff and volunteers.  “Circus yoga” will also be offered for those who enjoy a quieter activity.  The morning will end with a delightful circus parade, and everyone will take home a special treat.   Parents or caregivers must accompany children.

Tickets can be reserved in advance for only $10 per family by contacting Terry Beem, Parent/Child Center Program Coordinator by email at terry.beem@family-focus.org, or by phone at 847-433-0377, ext. 307.

Right From The Start/Desde el principio

The Abriendo Puertas program will begin on February 5th, 2015, at 12pm-2pm.  Abriendo Puertas (“Opening Doors”) is the nation’s first evidence-based parent leadership program designed primarily for Spanish-speaking parents of newborns to children up to 5 years old.  The Abriendo Puertas program specifically promotes Latino parents' leadership and advocacy as well as parenting practices that foster children's early learning and development in a culturally relevant manner.





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330 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-433-0377 
Fax: 847-433-0461