The grant will provide funding to support the Little Explorers/Pequeños Exporadores program at The Kedzie Center. The Kedzie Center is a psychodynamic, culturally-sensitive community mental health center. It was created through the efforts of North River residents, who worked to ensure that all community members would have access to compassionate, quality and culturally-informed mental health care. The Kedzie Center is a training site for students in the ICSW Master’s Program.
Little Explorers is a bilingual, interactive play group for parents and children, age birth through five years old. It is offered on Tuesdays from 10:00am to 11:30am at our office at 4141 N. Kedzie. The program offers parents the opportunity to meet with other parents and share the successes and challenges of raising their child. It also provides children an opportunity to play and promote critical social, emotional and developmental skills.