Community Calendar of Free Local Family Events!
Welcome to the community calendar! This is a listing of free local events that is collected by the Families First | La Familia Primero team. Our local partners also contribute their family-friendly events to be included as well! To learn more about how to include your event on this calendar, reach out to us. On the first Friday of every month, we publish a newsletter that highlights some of the events for families listed below. Subscribe here to get this information right in your inbox!
Using the Calendar
Click on the “Agenda” tab to view events in a list.
🟦 Bilingual Spanish + English
🟩 Specifically states that its sensory-friendly and/or adapted for kids with a range of needs
🟧 Hosted by the Collaboration for Early Childhood
🟪 Activities for parents/caregivers only that do not include child care or child activity (workshops, support groups, etc.)
If you or your child needs any accommodations, including translation, to fully participate in any community program, we encourage you to reach out to the provider and let them know. Alternatively, please let us know and we will share this feedback with them. We are committed to ensuring that family programming in our area meets all the needs of our families. Everything is more fun when we can all play together!
The Collaboration for Early Childhood’s Parenting Resource Program (PRP) brings together community partners to connect families with early childhood information, resources, and parenting workshops. The Parenting Resource Program is run by the Parenting Resource Program Committee.
This group of community partners drives the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s Family Engagement work, which includes:
- The Early Childhood Resource Fair. This annual event is a space for families of young children to learn about the wide variety of resources and supports available for Oak Park and River Forest families. In 2020, the Early Childhood Resource Fair went virtual, but we will be back in person at the Oak Park Public Library this year!
- Child Care Meet & Greet: Held in the spring, the Child Care Meet & Greet gives families an opportunity to learn more about local child care options.
- Monthly Parent Workshops: These are fun and informative ways for parents to learn new skills and connect with other parents. Topics include potty training, cooking healthy, and how to nurture a peaceful family. See what parent workshops are happening this month.
To access online resources for parents, visit the Collaboration for Early Childhood’s Parent Resource Library or visit the Parenting Resource Program’s Family Engagement video collection. To get connected to additional parent supports, complete the form at the bottom of this page, and we will be in touch with you.
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