The pre-K experience is critical, as it helps 3 and 4-year-old children develop the academic and life skills that will carry them into adulthood. Pre-K provides children with essential opportunities to learn and practice the social-emotional, problem-solving, and academic skills that they will use throughout their lives.
The Salazar pre-K program…
At Salazar, we offer a Tuition-Based Preschool Program, which is a full day model (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) that provides childcare in addition to preschool. The tuition for this program is $4,700 per student. We also expect our students to dress in the Salazar uniform.
Please call us with any questions - (773)534-8310.
How do I Apply?
Applications for the current school year (2014-2015) are still being accepted on a rolling basis. You may apply to a Chicago: Ready to Learn! (CRTL) program in person at an authorized application site or at an authorized application event. For a list of these events, please call the CRTL Hotline (312) 229-1690. Paper applications will be available at the application sites or can be downloaded. Please note that income, residency, and proof of birth documents are required for all application submissions except for students in temporary living situations.
Please note: Students enrolling or transferring after April 24, 2015 are not guaranteed a spot for next year in the same school. If you enroll your student after April 24th please be sure to complete an application for the following school year (2015-2016).
Applications for the upcoming school year (2015-2016) will be accepted during the application period from March 2, 2015 – May 1, 2015. You may apply to a Chicago: Ready to Learn! program in person, at an authorized application site or at an authorized application event. For a list of these events, please call the CRTL Hotline (312) 229-1690. Paper applications will be available at the application sites or can be downloaded. Please note that income, residency, and proof of birth documents are required for all application submissions except for students in temporary living situations.
Enrollment Information FLyers
Information about enrolling in PreK can be found on this flyer: (English on the left, Spanish on the right)
Prekindergarten is a major milestone in the life of a child! Help your child prepare by talking about what school might be like. Ask your child what they are thinking and feeling about going to school. Remember, what seems normal to adults may seem very overwhelming or frightening to a child at first. Feeling nervous, scared, excited, or unsure are all normal feelings. Be positive and supportive - prekindergarten will start your student on the path to becoming a lifelong learner!
Consider checking out a few of these books from the library:
Preparing to Meet with Your Child's Teacher
Meeting with your child’s teacher will be a two way conversation—you and the teacher will talk and listen. As the parent, you have valuable information about your child that can allow the teacher to better help your child. Your child's education is a partnership between home and school. Follow these tips for a successful meeting with your child's teacher:
Supporting My Child’s Learning and Development at Home
Your child’s education is a partnership between home and school. Here are some important things you can do to support your child’s learning at home:
Other Resources for Parents of Preschoolers
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)'s Family Resources
How to Get Your Library Card from Chicago Public Libraries
Head Start Resources on Parenting