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Sacred Heart’s play-based program encourages curiosity and discovery while fostering close bonds between children and teachers.

Our newly renovated preschool is conveniently located just off Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood and features a full-sized gymnasium and adjacent outdoor play space, as well as ample parking and easy drop-off and pick-up.

Pre-Kindergarten for 3-year-old children is a nurturing first-school experience that encourages children to discover, create and learn through purposeful play. 

Junior Kindergarten for 4-year-old children continues the joyful environment of pre-kindergarten. This cognitively rich experience builds upon children’s growing curiosity and confidence, empowers them with fundamental skills and creates a smooth transition to senior kindergarten. 

Preschool is the first step in a seamless Sacred Heart education that will take your child through eighth grade. No further admissions process is required for senior kindergarten.

Highlights of the Preschool Program

Maureen Rutkowski
Preschool Director

Preschool Hours

7:30 - 8:20 am

Half-Day Program
8:20 - 11:30 am

Full-Day Program
8:20 am - 3:00 pm
8:20 am - 2:15 pm on Fridays

3:00 - 3:30 pm
2:15 - 2:45 pm on Fridays

Optional Extended Day
3:30 - 6 pm