Daily Life in Chicago Tenements

Overcrowded, poorly built, and unsanitary, tenement housing was one of the worst places to live, yet for so many it was their only choice. Newly settled immigrants as well as working-class families struggled to make a living and had to do so in deplorable conditions. There would be those that tried to change the situation, but their successes would only be temporary. Low-income housing is still a struggle for many today, and the roots of the issue can be traced back to those early days when tenements were the only option.

The Creation of Early Childhood Intervention

Influences to the Creation of Early Childhood Intervention in Chicago Early Child Intervention began in the 1870s, when Americans began to open free child care centers for the poor.  They did this as a means to save the impoverished children from falling into the same patterns of misfortunate as their parents. The centers were places […]