Birth to 5 Community Coalition News

December 2022

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Are You In Need of Toys For This Holiday Season?

Together CCSD93's Birth to 5 Community Coalition and Early Childhood Center are excited to help make this holiday season Merry and Bright for the children in our community with our "TOYS FOR TOTS" event!

Mark your calendar.....

Stop by to pick up toys, WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, for children ages infant to 15 !

WHEN: Saturday, December 10th

WHERE: CCSD93's Early Childhood Center

280 Old Gary Avenue

Bloomingdale, Il

TIME: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Please contact Heather Santiemmo at if you have additional questions!


  • Children DO NOT attend this event
  • Only 1 parent attends for pick-up

Winter Fun Activities for December is that time of year to find winter activities to do indoors and outdoors . Well, look no further!!! The website Messy Little Monster is one great resource that has so many fun ideas and activities for you and your children all year round! Take a peek at the WINTER art, craft and activity ideas for children of all ages.


  • Looking for a keepsake gift for family and friends? The Reindeer Hand or the Footprint Art are the perfect crafts for you! You can laminate it and make a hanging ornament with some ribbon, create a cute Christmas card, or even put it in a small frame.

  • Looking for a great sensory snow experiences for your baby or toddler? Well, try the RAINBOW ICE experience. It is the perfect way to let the babies and toddlers engage in some sensory play without a big mess. You can use snow, ice, food coloring to make the experience fun and colorful!

  • PAINTING SNOW is so much fun! You can paint snow while outside! You can use small containers, fresh snow, liquid water colors and different kinds of paintbrushes and pipettes.

  • COOKIE CUTTER PAINTING for toddlers is a fun and easy activity. It's easy, super simple to set up, and you only need to gather a few items (cookie cutters, different sized paper, paint) Children can work on their math, colors, and fine motor skills.

  • HOMEMADE SNOW SENSORY PLAY: Such a fun way to make snow! You can use The recipe baking and soda and water or flour and water, it is up to you! Such snow would be great for indoor snow play as well as great for kids who love dozers and dump trucks because it looks like sand. If you are loving the idea of snowed sensory play here's another recipe for fake snow that you can put in the fridge to make it feel cold. You can always use real snow as well!

READY ROSIE ....Reading Routines For Early Readers

Reading books aloud to young children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. It ignites creativity, sparks curiosity, stimulates their imagination, and develops language and listening skills. While these are significant benefits to young children, the biggest benefit is how reading helps to grow self confidence and independence from such an early age. The simple act of taking time out of the day to read to your baby, toddler, or preschooler helps to promote greater maturity and discipline. Setting up early routines with your baby, toddler, and preschooler in a loving and nurturing environment will help your child connect books with special time as a family.

Click here or below for video link of Reading Routines For Early Readers


Sharing books with young children and having fun is KEY! If children are engaged and enjoying themselves, they are learning. When children have positive interactions with books, they are developing good feelings about reading, which will motivate them to continue seeking out books and other literacy materials as they grow.

Below are some ideas on how to read with your children.

Click here for additional information on READING TO YOUNG CHILDREN from


CCSD93 Early Childhood Center

District 93's Early Childhood Center strives to maximize the academic, social, and emotional potential of each student. We offer a unique program that blends young children who have identified disabilities with young children who do not have disabilities, ages three through five. Young children have numerous opportunities to develop their individuality, creativeness, friendships, and sense of self in a safe, nurturing environment.

We help children in the CCSD93 community by providing opportunities for students to achieve their personal best and embrace lifelong learning in a safe and positive environment. We believe all children can learn and excel. School is not just about children: it encompasses families, parents, community, stakeholders, society, the environment and beyond.

Families can find us at

280 Old Gary Avenue Bloomingdale, Il 60108


Phone:(630) 307-3750

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Carol Stream Park District

Carol Stream Park District is a well- known organization in the community that looks to bring an element of fun to all functions, programs, services and facilities of the District. It provides also affordable programming and assure programs are available to all.

We help children in the CCSD93 community by enriching our community by fulfilling our residents' needs for healthy, accessible, quality recreation activities, parks and facilities, and being responsible stewards of our community resources.

Families can find us at

849 W Lies Rd, Carol Stream, IL 60188

Phone: (630) 784-6100


C.A.B.S. Autism and Behavior Specialists

C.A.B.S. is a clinic that provides individualized consultation and therapy services to children and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Services are provided in the home, school, community, and clinic settings. Using the guiding principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) the team works closely with children and families to determine a treatment approach that will best meet your child and family’s needs. We service families located in Northwest Illinois and Savannah and Rome Georgia .

We help children in the CCSD93 community by providing quality resources and programming that address not only communication and behavior deficits but core deficits related to autism. We work together with children and families to help remediate challenges related to motivation, flexibility, joint attention, perseverance, impulse control, and social interactions. By taking a child's strengths and preferred learning methods into consideration, C.A.B.S. creates environments where the child learns to love to learn.

Families can find us at

975 W. Hawthorn Drive, Itasca, Il 60143

Phone: (800) 844-1232


Visit us on Facebook


C A B S Autism & Behavior Specialists

Hamdard Health

Hamdard Health is a health-care organization that strives to positively impact the health and well-being of individuals and families in our communities by delivering culturally responsive healthcare services. We take an empathetic approach to providing healthcare and a number of other supportive services, from finding health insurance and understanding benefits, to coordinating care and facing obstacles related to aging. Patients and community members will find both a supportive and empowering partner dedicated to making sure they experience the excellence in care that all people deserve. We have locations in Addison, Chicago, and Bensenville.

We help children in the CCSD93 community by providing healthcare services at each location to assist with vaccinations, back-to-school physicals, and enrollment in appropriate programming needed for children and families.

Families can find us at

Addison Location:

228 E. Lake Street Addison, Il 60101

Phone: (630) 835-1430

Chicago Location:

1542 W. Devon Avenue Chicago, Il 60660

Phone: (773) 465-4600

Bensenville Location:

1240 IL Route 83
Bensenville, IL 60106
Phone: (224) 414-1390


Hamdard Healthcare


Play And Learn With Me from Birth To 3!

FREE monthly playdates and networking opportunities for children birth to 3 and their grownups at CCSD93's Early Childhood Center!

Next playdates are 12-14, 1-11, 2-8, 3-8, 4-12, 5-10

Please visit to register!

Please bring photo ID with you to the playgroup.

READY ROSIE ...FREE Subscription!

YOU are your child's first teacher, so CCSD93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition is pleased to provide you with a FREE subscription to ReadyRosie. ReadyRosie is a family engagement and early learning on-line resource that emails daily activities to you. The activities are simple, take about two minutes, and help prepare children for success in school.

Have A Child Between The Ages of 2 and 5?

Please contact the CCSD93's Early Childhood Center (630-307-3750) at any time to discuss how we can work together to support your children and your family.

We can:

  • monitor your infant or toddler’s growth and development in your own home

  • answer your questions about available birth to 3 screenings and 3 to 5 year old preschool screenings

  • answer questions about development and available resources

  • share upcoming coalition events and support groups

Additionally, you can access additional free developmental screenings and evaluations for children birth through age 5 at Easter Seals DuPage & Fox Valley through their Pediatric Health Equity Initiative.

What is the CCSD93 Birth to 5 Community Coalition?

As a Birth to 5 Community Coalition, Community Consolidated School District 93 (CCSD93) , in partnership with many community agencies and businesses, strive to work with children and families from birth to five to improve each child's school readiness. We focus on the needs of the “whole child”. To that end, our coalition partners work together to identify the supports and services available in our community that speak to a child’s needs or the needs as a family. Priority is given to families who may experience barriers related to language, income level, limited or low level literacy skills, limited access to transportation, or unfamiliarity with processes related to accessing social/community services. I

If you would like to learn more about the Coalition or our outreach events, please feel free to call us, visit our website, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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