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Our Chicago Early Learning programs are designed to ensure all children, including those with suspected and identified disabilities, are provided with services and support.

Policies & Procedures/Forms

Services for Children 0–3

Procedures for Referrals Ages Three to Five

This document provides guidance to the agency throughout the referral process and should be kept in the child’s disability file.

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Joint Screening Referral Consent Form (Spanish)

This form is part of the referral packet that agencies must submit with a child’s referral to Chicago Public Schools for a full and individual evaluation. The consent form is completed by agency staff reviewed with and signed by parents to allow the process to proceed. Click here to download the form in Spanish.

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Head Start / Chicago Early Learning Parent Invitation Letter

This invitation letter is part of the Memorandum of Agreement between Chicago Public Schools, Department of Family and Support Services, and Ounce of Prevention.

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Services for Children 3–5

DFSS-CPS Referral Packet Checklist Ages Three to Five

This document provides guidance to the agency throughout the referral process and should be kept in the child’s disability file.

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Joint Screening Referral Consent Form (English)

This form is part of the referral packet that agencies must submit with a child’s referral to Chicago Public Schools for a full and individual evaluation. The consent form is completed by agency staff reviewed with and signed by parents to allow the process to proceed. Click here to download the form in English.

Get The Form
Additional Resources

Milestones

Quarter 3 (Mar - May)

• Complete end of the year staffing on children with IFSP/IEPs; ensure transition planning.

• Compile list of anticipated returning children with IFSP/IEPs and use for planning recruitment.

• Monitor eligibility for CPS extended school year (ESY-summer school).

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