NAEYC Accredited

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Builds a Bright Future for Cicero's Children!


Funded by a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education since July, 2005, the Through A Child's Eyes Pre-Kindergarten Program provides services to 400 children who reside in Cicero; 200 in a two and one-half hour A.M. session and 200 in a two and one-half hour P.M. session.


Known for Quality Care, the Pre-K Program: 

  • Responds to the needs of children who are at-risk of academic failure without appropriate services
  • Provides a safe haven of instruction for children and a source of family education for parents
  • Follows the Creative Curriculum provided by a highly trained bilingual staff committed to addressing the needs of the whole family and helping them achieve their highest potential
  • Implements multiple approaches that are developmentally, culturally, and linguistically responsive to the needs of the children in Cicero
  • Has a teaching staff comprised of Illinois Certified Type 04 teachers
  • Is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
  • Received a Gold level Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois
  • Is Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals
  • AND . . .  is provided at no cost to eligible children


The Through A Child's Eyes Pre-Kindergarten Program is foremost in providing an educationally sound environment that is safe and nurturing for the children of Cicero!