Chicago Public Schools, a Head Start Program of Chicago, IL

125 South Clark Street, 9th Floor
Chicago IL IL
Contact Phone
(773) 553-2010
Overview The Head Start child development program provides services for children with a focus on education, socio-emotional development, physical and mental health, and nutrition. The program includes a strong parent development component. Curriculum Recognize and identify letters in the alphabet Learn new words through vocabulary review Gain an appreciation of books The program also provides curriculum designed to teach non-English speaking students English. Attendance boundaries None. Students across the city may apply. Age range 3-4 Program duration Full-day, Half-day
Who is Eligible?

Children who are 3 to 5 years old are eligible for Head Start services. Pregnant women and children from birth to 3 years of age are eligible for Early Head Start services. Children and families who are homeless, in foster care, or receive TANF or SSI are also eligible for services. Eligibility is determined by Head Start program staff and some families may be eligible for services if they are determined to be at or below the federal poverty level. Some grantees enroll a percentage of children from families with incomes above the Poverty Guidelines as well.

Families are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Enrollment requirementsChildren must be at least three years of age, but not yet five on or before September 1st of the current school year.Families must reside within the City of Chicago. Acceptance criteriaProof of residency must be provided prior to completing an interest form. Download application forms Preschool interest form
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