Home Visiting Programs

710 W. Macon
Decatur, IL
62522

Early childhood education programs are provided for children prenatally to age 3. Programs include comprehensive center-based or home visiting services, parent education and socialization opportunities for families residing in Macon County. Like us on Facebook at Baby TALK Early Head Start.

217-422-9930
2121 Hubbard Ave
Decatur, IL
62526

Bright Start provides research based information, support and encouragement to families with children birth to 5 years in Macon County. Parent educators partner with parents and caregivers to realize their role as their child’s first and most influential teacher during the crucial years of birth to five. All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential. Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Maternal Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant (MIECHV). Services are at no cost to the parent. Services include: individualized home visits, parent groups, parent/child groups, developmental screenings, lending library, transportation, and referrals to community services.

Call 217-875-8842 or 217-872-5305.

217-875-8842
132 S. Water St., Ste. 604
Decatur, IL
62523

Provides a central entry point for children needing early intervention services. Serving Macon, Moultrie, Douglas, Shelby, DeWitt, Piatt, Coles, Cumberland, Clark, and Edgar counties.

Call 217-423-6199 or 1-800-758-2705.

217-423-6199
Martin Luther King Senior Center
921 N. Jasper
Decatur, IL
62521

The purpose of the Decatur-Macon County Opportunities Corporation is to prepare their customers to enter the economic mainstream of society by providing the skills, opportunities, advocacy, and services needed to become self-sufficient.. They have the Anna Waters Head Start Program, various community services programs, an energy assistance Program, a senior services program, housing and emergency services program, training and education programs, and a weatherization program. Call for more information or visit their website.

Early Childhood Education – 217-423-2268 (Anna Waters Head Start)

http://www.dmcoc.org/
217-428-0155
Pershing Early Learning Center
2912 N. University
Decatur, IL
62526

Early Beginnings offers home visiting, parental support, parent workshops, community referrals, and play groups. Free developmental screenings are offered for all children ages 0-5 residing in Decatur Public School District #61. Program eligibility will be determined at initial screening, which includes a parent interview. Funding provided by ISBE and DHS/MIECHV.

217-876-8329
500 E. Lake Shore Drive
Decatur, IL
62521

Early Childhood Education Program for children prenatally to age 3 that provides comprehensive center-based or home visiting services, parent education, and socialization opportunities for families residing in Macon County.

217-475-2234
1221 E. Condit St.
Decatur, IL
62521

This program assists expectant families, infants, and/or young children with obtaining the health care services they may need to have a healthy pregnancy and promote the child’s healthy development. This process occurs through assessment and referral.

217-423-6988 ext. 1343
1221 E. Condit Street
Decatur, IL
62521

The Healthy Families Illinois (HFI) program is a home visitation program that works with expectant and first-time parents. Through intensive home visiting, HFI works to strengthen the parent/child relationship, promote positive parenting, and healthy child growth and development. Home visitors provide information on child growth, development, and safety. The program also assists parents in identifying/meeting their own educational/employment goals.

788 E. Clay
Decatur, IL
62521

Providing transitional housing for and initiating programs to improve the quality of life for area homeless families and individuals.

217-362-7700
1990 N. Water Street
Decatur, IL
62526

This not-for-profit offers services to children and their families when the children have been victims of sexual or physical abuse. The center is a safe-child friendly place where children can be interviewed without intimidation. The center uses a team approach to decrease the trauma that children face when they have been victims of sexual or serious physical abuse. They can also refer to Safe from the Start and other counseling services.

217-422-6294
1990 N. Water Street
Decatur, IL
62526

Offers free assessments to identify the effects of violence on children. Provides information and referrals to services available in Macon County. Offers therapeutic services to children who have been seriously affected by violence and provides information on healthy parenting skills. They also provide case management and therapy sessions to children and their families. Provides community and violence education.

217-422-6294
1221 E. Condit St.
Decatur, IL
62521

The mission of the WIC program is to improve the health and nutritional status of women, infants, and children; to reduce the incidence of infant mortality, premature births and low birth weight; to aid in the development of children; to make referrals to other health care and social science providers. The program serves income eligible pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women and infants and children up to 5 years of age who have a medical or nutritional risk.

217-423-3764 ext. 1340