Community Partnership Program 

The Office of Early Childhood Education (OECE) collaborates with the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) 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 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)

For a Complete List of Programs in Your Area

Please visit You can also call the Chicago Early Learning Hotline at (312) 229-1690 t o find out more information about programs that best meet

your family's needs.

Contact Information

Department of Family and Support Services
1615 W. Chicago Ave. 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60622
312-743-0300 | Main
312-743-0400 | Fax

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Page Last Modified on Tuesday, August 27, 2019