Chicago Early Learning application opens 4/30/18 @ 8:30am

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      On-Line Preschool Application Opens April 30th
      Will your child be 3 or 4 years old by September 1st, 2018? If so, now is the time to begin preparing for fall preschool enrollment!

      The online preschool application will open on April 30th at 8:30 am. Visit and bookmark the page.

      Over 600 Locations Across the City
      The City of Chicago and its partners offer early learning programs at over 600 sites. Visit our search page to identify sites in areas near your home or work. The Chicago Early Learning search allows you to identify a program’s quality rating, schedule and ages served.

      On-Line Application
      Enrolling your 3- or 4-year-old in a Chicago Early Learning preschool program is easy.

      Beginning April 30th, you can follow these easy steps to get your child enrolled in preschool. APPLY–VERIFY–ENROLL

      Click Here to Learn More About the Enrollment Process:

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      It appears it may be a “first come, first serve” situation because it says families will find out if they have a spot or if they are on the waitlist. You can choose up to two spots but you have to rank them, apparently.

      From FAQs:
      When will I know if my child is placed at our preferred preschool site?
      You will know whether your child is offered a seat or is on a site’s waitlist immediately after submitting the application on the next screen, and through an email notification. See below for more information on next steps.

      How is it decided who gets an offer and who is on a waitlist?
      Priorities for offers include preferences for our city’s highest-needs families: low income families, students with disabilities, students in temporary living situations, foster children, and more. While there may be seats available at a given program, one family may meet priority qualifications and receive an offer for a seat, but another family may not and would be placed on the waitlist for that site.

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