Together from the Start - Birth to Age Five

The early years of a child's life are essential to their development. D187's Together from Start-Birth to Age Five initiative leverages the power of partnership with family, school, and community to support learning and growth opportunities in the critical years from birth to five.

A key component of our work is to help families build strong relationships with their children, connect families with other families, and provide resources in their community.  

Our programs support North Chicago families with children ages 0-5. They can help children learn and grow and help families get the support they need. Our programs help our youngest learners: 

  • develop early literacy and numeracy skills

  • develop social and emotional skills

  • develop a healthy self-esteem

  • prepare for kindergarten and beyond

We also provide ASQ Screenings (Ages and stages Questionnaires) for our families. The ASQ is a screening tool that identifies developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years that helps ensure that we provide the most effective and appropriate level of support for our kids. 

Together from the Start is a comprehensive program that includes two key initiatives:

  • Birth-Three You and Me: A Mountain Top Project (click on the tab below for more information)

  • Partners for an Early Start (click on the tab below for more details)

To learn more about our programs and all we offer, please click on the tabs below or contact a team member.


We're here to help!

N Johnson

Nicole Johnson

Director of Student Achievement

C Casas-Byots

Clemencia Casas-Byots

Birth-Three Family Engagement Specialist