Preschool, Head Start & Early Learning Programs

The first five years of a child’s life are crucial for lifelong success. At the Y, our DCFS-licensed preschool programs encourage children to discover their creativity while learning the problem-solving and social skills that will prepare them for the first day of Kindergarten and beyond. We’ll introduce your child to literacy, art, music, math, and science through hands-on activities. Our early childhood educators use the Creative Curriculum (based on the Illinois Early Learning Standards) and undergo continual professional development to ensure our classrooms are using the best possible practices. Our full-day preschool operates Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nutritional breakfast, lunch and snack are provided. Contact Ms. Guadalupe Perez, Early Education Site Director, at 773.326.2823 for enrollment and registration.

Program details for youth 2-5 years old:

Subsidized childcare available for qualified families. To enroll, please bring:


For more information, please call 773.326.2828.




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