Community Partnership Program 

The Community Partnership Program (CPP) collaborates with organizations throughout the city and surrounding area to provide quality early childhood programs to children and families in Chicago. The funds for this program come from the state Early Childhood Block Grant, through the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). Services are provided for children ages birth to five, and are delivered using the following ISBE approved program models;

  • Preschool for All (PFA)
  • Prevention Initiative Center Based (PI CB)
  • Prevention Initiative Home Visiting (PI HV)

Program Components and Expectations are linked below.

Program Quality

All Community Partnership Programs are a part of ExceleRate Illinois, the state Quality Rating and Improvement System. ExceleRate Illinois gives programs a framework to make continuous quality improvements to their programs and to be recognized for their quality achievements. To learn more about specific standards, evidence and how to apply, please visit the website at www.

Age Range

Birth to five years old

Program Duration

Full-day (Hours may vary)


Ready To Learn Application Package

Ready To Learn Application Introduction and Instructions

Financial Compliance Budget and Minimum Salaries

Preschool for All Program Budget

Preschool for All Program Agreement

Preschool for All Components and Expectations

Prevention Initiative Center Based Budget

Prevention Initiative Center Based Program Agreement

Prevention Initiative Center Based Components and Expectations

Prevention Initiative Home Visiting Budget

Prevention Initiative Home Visiting Program Agreement

Prevention Initiative Home Visiting Components and Expectations

Community Partnership Preschool Handbook

Contact Information

The Community Partnership Program Office
4655 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60609
Phone: (773) 535-8618

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Page Last Modified on Thursday, September 17, 2015