Ford Heights Early Learning Center

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Illinois Action for Children's Ford Heights Early Learning Center

Ages Served:
Children two to five years old.


1055 Berkeley Avenue
Ford Heights, IL 60411

Monday - Friday 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Main Phone Number:


IAFCs Ford Heights Early Learning Center is located in the Village of Ford Heights. This site has a four classrooms—one for 2-year-olds and three for 3-5 year-olds. In total, the classrooms can accommodate 69 children. There is a room dedicated for socializations for children and families in our home visiting programs.

All meals and snacks are prepared daily in a full-service, professional kitchen. The site also features a secure, fully-equipped, and age-appropriate outdoor playground.


Janet Parker - Site Director:

  • Alexander, Cherice
  • Alexander, Regina
  • Alston, Elizabeth
  • Brownfield, Shanta
  • Burns, Rose
  • Burt, Theo
  • Dandridge, Arnetta
  • Ewing, Thomas (FES):
  • Gatlin, Tanya
  • Guyton, Temiko
  • Jackson, Marquita
  • Josey, Shuniecia
  • Mustiful-King, Wanda
  • Mullen, Jaclyn
  • Serrano, Sheana
  • Cooks-Terry, Ella
  • Thompson, Michele
  • Watson, Cathy (FES):
  • Woodall, Yalonda

Site Director

Janet Parker

Janet Parker

Janet is the Site Director for our Ford Heights Early Learning location. Her primary role is to ensure that day-to-day operations run smoothly and the focus of the staff is where it should be – on the success of the children. Janet worked in Head Start for 34 years and earned her Master’s degree from National Louis University in Early Childhood Administration. She believes that all children should feel respected and valued and they should always be treated as individuals. Janet makes sure that our Ford Heights location is clean, inviting, friendly and warm to keep children motivated to learn.



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