Outreach 2018

Thank you for helping spread the word about enrolling 3 and 4 year olds in early learning programs across Chicago. With your help, we will enroll more children than ever before, especially our highest need families.

Here you will find social media links, talking points, and outreach resources to help share information with Chicago families.

Application Training

Click here to sign up for a 2 hour training on the Chicago Early Learning application.

The training will include

  1. Chicago Early Learning key messages
  2. a step-by-step guide on how to help a parent complete the application
  3. next steps and access to resources available.

This training will further remove enrollment barriers by providing partners, stakeholders and ambassadors with the knowledge and resources to support parents in the preschool application process. While parents can now access application support at schools, preschool sites and libraries, we are offering this training to cultivate similar support in locations such as churches, medical clinics and community events throughout the city.

Outreach Toolkits


Download and print this flyer to place in your organization and share with your families.


Tell families about Chicago Early Learning. Here are some talking points you can share with your families:

The Chicago Early Learning online preschool application is now open! Follow these easy steps to get your child enrolled in preschool:

Step 1) Visit ChicagoEarlyLearning.org to create an online account for your family

Step 2) Fill in information on your family, such as employment and income, information on your child, and then apply for your top choice preschool site

Step 3) If your child qualifies, you will receive an email on June 1st with information on how to verify your child's preschool seat

See you for the first day of school in September!

If you have questions, please visit ChicagoEarlyLearning.org, or call the Chicago Early Learning Hotline: (312) 229-1690.

There are also great resources on ChicagoEarlyLearning.org:


Share the news with families on social media. Use any of these captions below on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat or more:

  • The Chicago Early Learning preschool application is now open! Parents looking for quality preschool programs for 3 and 4 year olds in the fall can register today! #chicagoearlylearning
  • Are you a parent of a 3 or 4 year old? Don't miss out on early access to over 600 preschool programs throughout the city for next school year. Apply today. Start in September! #chicagoearlylearning
  • With over 600 options throughout the city let us help you find the best match for your 3 and 4 year old. Get started at chicagoearlylearning.org #chicagoearlylearning
  • OR create your own caption on social media! Just don't forget to use #chicagoearylearning

Download these images to add to your social media messages: