To help ensure that we are maximizing access to high-quality early childhood programs for families across the city, Chicago Public Schools offers an income based sliding scale option for our school-based preschool programs. Use the calculator below to determine what co-payment amount might be required for your child's attendance:
Family Income: Gross income earned by the child's parents or legal guardians (only) will be
included when determining a child's income eligibility. The income of other family members
sharing the same residence will not to be considered.
Family Size: Includes all persons living in the household who are supported by the income
of the child's parents or guardians and related to the parents or guardians by blood,
marriage or adoption.
Number in Household: Includes all persons living in the residence of the child applying to
preschool. This will not be taken into account for sliding scale determination.
Note: The calculator below provides an estimate of your monthly co-pay. The final co-pay amount will be communicated by mail and email after placement is determined.