Chicago Early Learning 2022 Ambassadors

Help Enroll More Children in Chicago Early Learning Programs!

Every child deserves equitable access to high-quality early childhood education.

The Mayor’s office, Chicago Public Schools (CPS), and the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) are dedicated to improving access to early learning and preschool programs for children citywide. 

The Chicago Early Learning Ambassador Program was founded to expand preschool access and early education to students in historically under-enrolled communities.

  • 25% more likely to graduate high school 
  • 24% more earned wages as an adult 
  • 4x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher 

 Children who attend quality learning programs are:

25% more likely to graduate high school

24% more earned wages as an adult

4x more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher

 Children who attend quality learning programs are:

25%

More likely to graduate high school

24%

More earned wages as an adult

4X

More likely to earn a bachelor’s degree or higher

How You Can Help

Small acts can make a big impact. By carrying out the ambassador actions via email, you’re helping connect children to a lifelong love of learning and gain access to high-quality early education. 

We need community leaders like you to help us spread the word about Chicago Early Learning to parents and caregivers throughout Chicago communities. Sign up to receive voluntary ambassador actions to your inbox and start making a difference today!

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What You Can Expect

We will send you short bi-weekly emails with an action step or two for you to connect with families about early learning enrollment and engage your audience.

We’ll provide any digital graphics, messaging, and resources for you to share with your circles of influence—on social media, online, and in-person when possible.

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Sharable Content

- Access Shareable Social Media Content and captions.

Talking Points

- 2022 Talking Points for Application Launch Support

Sample Script

Preschool enrollment is open to every child in Chicago for the 2022-2023 school year.The sooner you apply, the better your chances of getting your preferred program in either a CPS or community-based program.Children who will be 4 by September 1, 2022, can apply for free CPS Pre-K.
Children birth through five can apply to Community Based programs.Explore your options and apply today at ChicagoEarlyLearning.org! Need help applying? Call the Chicago Early Learning Hotline at (312) 229-1690

Whether you signed up to be a CEL Ambassador or you were nominated as a community leader who could help by a respected peer in your network, your influence can connect children to a lifelong love of learning. With every action step you complete, you’re helping countless children gain access to high-quality early education.

Sample Email

Preschool enrollment is now open for all children in Chicago for the 2022-2023 school year! As a Chicago Early Learning Ambassador, I’m here as a resource for any families that are exploring options for the fall.  Explore CEL programs and apply today at ChicagoEarlyLearning.org. Children who will be 4 years old by September 1, 2022, can apply for free CPS Pre-K, while other children from birth through age 5 can apply for community-based programs. 

If you have any questions, reply here and I’ll get you the information you need! You can also call the Chicago Early Learning Hotline at (312) 229-1690 for assistance.  

Lastly, you can show your support by forwarding this email to anyone in your life with a child under the age of 5. You never know who might need this information!  

Thanks for helping me spread the word!

Application Walkthrough VIdeo

Know a parent or guardian who needs help completing their application?
Send them a link to the video below!