Compare and Apply

Please note: applications are being accepted for the current school year only. The application for Fall 2017 will be available in Spring 2017.

Compare early learning programs side-by-side to select the highest quality option for your child. Add more programs by going back to your search results.

Press the "Apply" button to build your Chicago Early Learning parent profile and complete an application. You will be able to view your preliminary placement or waitlist status for the sites indicated below, and may submit an application for up to two of your site preferences (one placement and one waitlist).

Call the Chicago Early Learning Hotline at (312) 229-1690 if you would like assistance completing the application over the phone.

If you are looking to enroll in a program immediately or have a child that will not yet be 3 years old in the Fall, please contact the early childhood program directly.

Press “Back to Search" to add more locations you are interested in.

Please select no more than 6 locations to continue to the application process. Compare your favorites below to pick the best options for your family.