Preschool at Cleveland

Enrollment!

What ages are accepted?
Children must be age 3 by September 1st and must be toilet trained to attend.  Chicago Public Schools recognizes 4 year old placement as priority in full day preschool programs.

How do I apply?
Please visit chicagoearlylearning.org to learn more about the application process and additional FAQs!

When does enrollment start?

The Preschool Application opens for the 2021–2022 school year on April 21, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the class size?
Each preschool class has a maximum enrollment of 15 students. Blended classrooms will have a maximum of 10 general education student and 5 special education students.

What are the class hours?
Full day program options are regular school hours from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. 

Pre-K 3 half day is either a morning session from 8:00 am – 10:30am or an afternoon session from 12:20 pm– 2:50 p.m.

What is the curriculum?
All Cleveland pre-school classrooms instruct using Teaching Strategies Gold, in alignment with Early Childhood initiative in CPS.  All pre-schoolers participate in daily fine and gross motor activities, read alouds, math and literacy centers, small group instruction, imaginative play, collaborative learning and more!

How many teachers are there?
Pre-K 3 Blended: 2 teachers (1 gen ed and 1 special ed) + 1 special education classroom assistant

Pre-K 4 Blended: 2 teachers (1 gen ed and 1 special ed) + 1 special education classroom assistant

Pre-K 4: 1 general education teacher + 1 teacher assistant

2020-2021 Class Options

Pre-K 3 Half Day: Blended Program
Mrs. Isleta, Mrs. Murakishi, and Ms. Alana
Room 116
AM: 8:00 am – 10:30 am
PM: 12:20pm – 2:50pm 

Pre-K 4 Full Day: Blended/Dual Language Program
Ms. Anna, Ms. Erin, Ms. Ale
Room 102
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pre-K 4 Full Day: General Education Class

Mrs. Cepeda & Mrs. Gonzalez
Room: 700
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pre-K 4 Full Day: General Education Class

Ms. Hanley & Mrs. Maria
Room: 500
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sample Schedules

 Half Day
8:00 am         Welcome: Sign-in/Morning Activities
8:25 am         Large Group Time (calendar, letters, weather, read aloud)
8:40 am         Self-Selected Interest Groups
9:30 am         Small Group Instruction
9:45 am         Gross Motor/Outdoor Play
10:20 am       Closing Meeting & Read Aloud
​10:30 am       Dismissal
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12:20 pm       Welcome: Sign-in/Morning Activities
12:45 pm       Large Group Time (calendar, letters, weather, read aloud)
1:00 pm         Self-Selected Interest Groups
1:50 pm         Small Group Instruction
2:05 pm         Gross Motor/Outdoor Play
2:40 pm         Closing Meeting & Read Aloud
​2:50 pm         Dismissal
Full Day
8:00 am         Breakfast, morning activity
8:30 am         Morning Meeting
8:50 am         Limited Centers
9:15 am         Specials (Art, SEL, Gym, Technology)
10:20 am       Small Groups
10:45 am       Circle Time
11:00 am       Recess/Lunch
11:45 am       Circle Time/Read Aloud
12:10 pm       Centers
1:00 pm         Quiet Time/Independent reading
1:45 pm         Read Aloud
2:00 pm         Snack
2:15 pm         Gross Motor/Outdoor
2:50 pm         Closing Circle
3:00 pm         Dismissal
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