Safer Classrooms For All Early Learners
There are safe-in-person early learning options available for every 0–5 year-old in Chicago. Both CPS and Community-Based preschool programs take daily precautions to protect the health of their students and their families.
- Facemasks (provided for all staff and students ages 3+)
- Increased safety and sanitation procedures
- Enhanced cleaning protocols
- Daily Health Screener
- Smaller class sizes
- And more!
Learn more about health and safety guidance
For community-based preschool programs contact the site directly.
For more CPS safety details, click here.
Preschool Applications Open April 21 for the 2021–2022 School Year
Enrollment for Chicago Early Learning starts soon for every 3–4 year-old in the city. Mark the date on your calendar to apply early and increase your child’s chances for getting into their top choice.
If you have questions or are in need of assistance when completing the application, call (312) 229-1690 for assistance with applications for both CPS schools and Community-Based Preschools. You can also visit any of the Family Resource Centers by appointment only located around the city, or visit a Community Early Learning Provider if you are interested in a site.
Chicago PrE-Learning is Chicago’s #1 Remote Early Learning platform (for children from birth to age 5) to easily continue their education outside of the classroom and from the comfort of their home. Chicago PrE-Learning gives families easy access to the resources they need on one platform. Our #1 goal is to support you to help your child succeed in learning at home.
Early learning doesn’t only take place in a preschool classroom.
Chicago offers a variety of stimulating children’s activities to get kids learning, moving, and playing. Learn more about what is offered by city agencies and organizations.Learn More