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Early Learning

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Click the link to view the 2021-2022 Early Learning Application Schedule. Parents applying for the part day program may do so at the above application link. Parents interested in TK 4 | Universal Transitional Kindergarten must contact one of the 54 school sites to inquire about space availability and enrollment.


Eligibility is determined by the following State factors:

  • Age (born between Dec. 2, 2016 and Dec. 1, 2018)
  • Income
  • CPS/At Risk (Must provide letter/document from case worker)
  • Homeless (Must provide letter or referral from agency or self-declaration of situation
    Children with IEP (Current IEP must be provided.  State priorities listed above also apply)


Acceptance into the Early Learning Program is confirmed through Notice of Action sent to parents/guardian via email within 30 days. If you received a Notice of Action but are no longer interested (e.g., relocation, private school, etc.), please notify our office via email at


For details on Early Learning Program eligibility, income guidelines and required documents. please visit the Early Learning Resources page.


For questions or more information, please call (619) 260-2450 or send an email to