Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Centers are a place for all Chicago families seeking more information or in-person support on preschool enrollment. Our friendly staff will help you answer questions about your child’s application.
For families with a preschool placement at a Chicago Public Schools site, staff at Family Resource Centers will also verify income, employment, and birth record documentation. (Families with a preschool placement at a community-based site will verify their documentation directly at the site location.)
At least one Family Resource Center is available year-round for families verifying their documentation.
For the 2018 - 2019 school year, Colman, 4655 S. Dearborn St., is open from 9AM - 5PM, Monday - Friday.
In the summer months, about a dozen Chicago Public Libraries across the city serve as Family Resource Centers. All summer visitors will have access to internet and computers. If a family would like to use a library computer, the user must have a library card. Anyone with a valid ID with name, photo and Chicago address can sign up for a library card on site.
Applications will be taken 30 minutes after opening and will end 30 minutes before closing.
Bilingual support available.
What is the application process?
Are you ready to apply for a preschool program for your 3- or 4-year-old? Learn about the process here or call (312) 229-1690 with your questions.