Preschool for All
Come and be a part of Bateman’s Preschool. Children will be engaged in pre-reading and writing activities while playing and exploring the world around them. Literacy, math, science, music and art are integrated throughout the day. There are learning centers that include sand and water tables, art, block play, dramatic play, writing, reading, games and puzzles, science and math. Children will have fun while they learn and begin to get the basic skills they need for Kindergarten.
What is the Chicago Ready to Learn Preschool Program?
Funded by the Illinois State Board of Education, the program provides developmentally appropriate experiences which promote the readiness necessary for success in school. The program promotes self-esteem and enhances the children’s physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional, personal, and creative development.
What is the class size?
The preschool classes enroll a maximum of 20 students.
What are the class hours?
Bateman has two half day programs. The morning session runs from 8:15 - 10:55 a.m. The afternoon session runs from 12:35 – 3:15 p.m.
How many teachers are there?
There is one teacher and one assistant per classroom except for Room 102 which hosts our blended program (there are two teachers and one aide there).
What age must my child be?
Children must be at least age 3 by September 1st and must be toilet trained to attend.
How do I apply?
Applications are available via the CPS Office of Early Childhood at CPS Early Childhood
Applications are NO LONGER accepted at the school.