Regional Office of Education #8

Regional Superintendent: Aaron Mercier                           Assistant Superintendent: Brent Chrisman


FAMILY T.I.E.S ​

   

Family T.I.E.S. is a program for families with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.  We are funded by the Illinois State Board of Education,

and serve families in Jo Daviess County, as well as Lena-Winslow in Stephenson County. 


                    Our Mission is to empower parents to be the best teachers they can be; to empower families

                       to make responsible choices and decisions, and to help prepare children for a successful school experience. 



Family T.I.E.S Birth - 3 Program             

The Parents as Teachers (PAT) program has a vision that all children will grow and develop to reach their full potential. 

    The Parent as Teachers curriculum will provide support and encouragement to families through:

  • Bi-weekly home visits:  Focus on your chld's development and your family's needs, concerns, and hopes
  • Group connections:  Share parenting experiences, gain new insights and talk about topics that interest you
  • Monthly newsletter:  Share up-coming events, resources, and support you in your parenting journey
  • Services for Spanish-speaking families:  Families whose primary language is Spanish in the Galena area can be connected with a Spanish- speaking parent educator
  • Lending Libraries:  Parents may borrow books and toys for use at home with child
  • Periodic Screening of children:  Evaluate growth and development

Family T.I.E.S. has 5 parent educators with offices in East Dubuque, Galena, Elizabeth, and Lena, Illinois.  If you would like more information, please contact Christina Slack at 815.747.3192 or cslack@roe8.com.  



Family T.I.E.S Preschool for All

Family T.I.E.S. offers a free preschool program in each school district in Jo Daviess County and Lena-Winslow in Stephenson County.  Children ages 3 -5 that are not age-eligible for kindergarten (age 5 on or before September 1) may be eligible for the Family T.I.E.S. pre-kindergarten program. Child must qualify through a screening.  Please contact your local school district, or Christina Slack at 815.747.3192 or cslack@roe8.com


   Family T.I.E.S. Preschool For All program provides:

  • Play based learning
  • Curriculum aligned with Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards 
  • Developmentally appropriate activities
  • Monthly family fun days
  • Activity nights for parents and children    


Family T.I.E.S. serves the following School Districts


East Dubuque:  www.edbqhs.org

Galena:             www.gusd120.k12.il.us                               

Lena-Winslow:   www.le-win.net

River Ridge:      www.riverridge210.org

Scales Mound:  www.scalesmound.net

Stockton:          www.stocktonschools.com

Warren:             www.205warren.net