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!

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
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