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Program types

Get an overview of each early childhood education program type or view more details about what each has to offer.

School Based Application Sites

 

Child parent center   Preschool for all
Provides services to preschool children and their parents who live in targeted low income areas.   Provides children with the skills to succeed in school and in life.

 

   
Head start child development program   Tuition-based preschool

Provides services to preschool children and their families who have incomes at or below the Federal poverty level.

 

Provides a full work day school-based education and child care program for preschool children ages three or four.

 

   
Community partnership program    

Provides preschool services and developmentally appropriate experiences to children enrolled in subcontracted child care facilities.

   

More information about the application process:

 

PDF icon Family Application Booklet

PDF icon Letter to Parents Regarding New Application Process | PDF icon Spanish

 

Information about standards for high-quality programs:

 PDF icon A Guide for Families (from the National Association for the Education of Young Children)

PDF icon Early Learning Standards (from the State of Illinois)

PDF icon Quality Markers for Preschool Classrooms (from the CPS Office of Early Childhood Education)

PDF icon Glossary of Early Childhood Program Terms | PDF icon Spanish (from the CPS Office of Early Childhood Education)

Families of students with special needs should contact the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services at (773) 553-1800.

 For Community-Based Organizations

Community Partnership Program

Provides preschool services and developmentally appropriate experiences to children enrolled in subcontracted child care facilities

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