Mayor Lightfoot Encouraages Families to Enroll Children in Preschool for Upcoming Year.

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) today announced the launch of the 2021-22 Preschool Application at or via the Chicago Early Learning Hotline at (312) 229-1690. Children who will be 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2021 are eligible to apply for an early learning program at one of the 600+ CPS or community-based preschools in Chicago.

“Early childhood education helps to put our children on the fast track toward obtaining both short- and long-term academic excellence,” said Mayor Lightfoot. “Enrolling as many of our children in early learning programming as possible will not only ensure their success later in life, but it will also advance our citywide goal of helping our children heal from this pandemic and thrive long after it is over. I want to thank our early learning providers for continuing their commitment

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