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James G. Blaine School

1420 West Grace
Chicago, IL 60613

(773) 534-5750


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Day in the Life

General School Mission

The mission of the Tuition Based Preschool program is to ensure that all children, ages 3 and 4, have access to comprehensive, high quality preschool options, and support on a developmental continuum.

Working within a context of children, families, and communities, CPS is committed to creating an engaging learning environment that supports and respects the unique potential of each individual through best practices.

Through common goals and high expectations, CPS, through its Office of Early Childhood Education, is dedicated to building a strong foundation and igniting a passion for lifelong learning for children and their families.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school