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This application is only open for families applying to the preschool programs at Suder and Drummond. Please only continue this application if you are applying to one of those 2 schools.

All other CPS preschool seats are a part of the Chicago Early Learning application process.

To receive preschool application updates, please subscribe to our newsletter by visiting Chicagoearlylearning.org/connect

Still interested in applying for this school year? Please visit chicagoearlylearning.org or call the Chicago Early Learning Hotline at 312-229-1690 to apply today.

The Application Process is Divided into Three Phases:

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Explore
Summer 2022

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Apply
Fall 2022

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Selection
Spring 2023

Explore

  • Create an account and a family profile.
  • Review a list of schools and programs to which the student is eligible to apply.
  • Learn about which schools are the best fit for your student.
  • Access statistics and success data about CPS as a district.
  • Read detailed descriptions and information about school and program types.

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Apply

  • Attend virtual open house events.
  • Submit application.

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Selection

  • Receive offers from schools you applied to, if applicable, and accept or decline them.

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Chicago Early Learning

While CPS only offers two magnet preschool programs, a large majority of the preschools in the city accept applications through a separate website called Chicago Early Learning.

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Contact Info Office of Access & Enrollment

773-553-2060
gocps@cps.edu


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