Find the right school for your child.

Welcome to the City of Chicago's Early Learning Portal. Here you can easily find early learning programs near your home or work. You can also compare programs side-by-side to select the highest quality option for your child. Browse the FAQ page to learn more about different alternatives and how to enroll your child in a quality early learning program.

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Welcome to the City of Chicago's Early Learning Portal. Here you can easily find early learning programs near your home or work. You can also compare programs side-by-side to select the highest quality option for your child. Browse the FAQ page to learn more about different alternatives and how to enroll your child in a quality early learning program.



Find early learning centers near you.

Search by the address where you live or work to quickly find all of the early learning centers located near you. The results are shown in a list and on a map so you can find what you want the way you find it easiest.


Browse locations by community.

You can pick a community from the list or map if you don't want to search by address. You can also type a community or even a school name into the search bar to get there faster.


Text for more info

Get details about locations near you with text messages. Simply send a zip code to (773) 886-1819 and follow the instructions on your phone.

If you’d like to talk to someone about your options, please call the Chicago: Ready to Learn! Hotline at 312.229.1690.


Refine your search to find exactly what you want.

There are a number of ways to narrow down your search so you can see only the programs and schools you are interested in.


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