Jahn preschool classrooms have earned the Gold Circle of Quality through ExceleRate Illinois

Our philosophy is based on the concept that ALL children thrive in a nurturing environment that promotes a positive attitude towards self and learning.  We believe that all children can be successful through fostering diverse learning opportunities. Our classrooms provide a safe and loving environment that allows children to develop curiosity and take initiative as learners.  Our programs emphasize the importance of respecting everyone as individuals while focusing on teaching empathy and tolerance.  We encourage and support the role parents and families play as the child’s first teacher.

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. 


  • Boosts academic skills
  • Fuels intellectual curiosity
  • Fosters independence
  • Instills a love of lifelong learning


Through common goals and high expectations, Jahn’s Pre-K team is dedicated to building a strong foundation and igniting a lifelong passion for learning for children and their families. 


We currently have three full-day 4 yr. old and one half-day pre-k programs.  Three of our programs are an Inclusive Blended  Program for a preschool-age student requiring special education supports by an early childhood special education teacher in the general education classroom.   The programs consist of preschool students with and without disabilities.   The Inclusive blended rooms have a General Education teacher, a Special Education teacher, a teacher assistant, and sometimes an additional special education classroom assistant(s).


Benefits of an Inclusive Blended Preschool for both typically developing students and students with special needs: 

  • Improved academic performance for all students
  • Students develop a more positive image of themselves and a healthy attitude about the uniqueness of others.
  • Students develop friendships and learn how to play and interact with one another
  • Increased social initiations, relationships, and networks of students and families
  • Students are encouraged to be resourceful, creative, and cooperative
  • Students are more sensitive to the interests and needs of others
  • Positive attitudes are developed that impact future relationship
  • Greater access to the curriculum


As a team, with different backgrounds, areas of expertise, and experience, we are working together to make sure EVERY child is learning in a way that is best for him/her, building on strengths, making improvements to areas of need, and providing exposure to all different modalities and styles of learning, and encouraging self-discovery.




A.M. Class Times:

8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.


P.M. Class Times:

12:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Full-day Class Times:

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


If you have any questions, please call the school at (773) 534-5500 and follow the prompts for preschool. If we do not answer, please leave a message, and someone from the Pre-K Team will return your call.

The Pre-K application process is run by CPS's Ready to Learn program.   Please click here for application information at Chicago Early Learning site


Please click to access Welcome to Jahn Social Story to review with your preschooler! 

Please click to access Jahn Preschool Information Session Presentation (English) and (Spanish)

Special Education & Support Staff