Now enrolling full-day Preschool!

Give your child a premier preschool experience. 100% kindergarten readiness rate with highly experienced educators.


The 2021-2022 school year application is now open. Now is the time to apply for fall Preschool enrollment!

3 boys who are visually impaired play BINGO in preschool


Our Approach
The Judy and Ray McCaskey Preschool at The Chicago Lighthouse is full-day program that provides children with a top-tier education from highly experienced and respected educators in an inclusive and nurturing environment. The first-of-its-kind in the Midwest, our unique Preschool offers a blended classroom where children with and without vision impairments or other disabilities learn and grow together. This approach helps our students develop empathy and respect for diversity from a young age.

Highlights of our Preschool Include:

  • 100% kindergarten readiness among all students
  • Low student-to-teacher ratio
  • Highly experienced and respected educators
  • Therapeutic services available onsite, including orientation & mobility and art therapy
  • Learning materials adapted to meet each child’s individual needs
  • Central location in the Illinois Medical District, close to public transportation including CTA Blue and Pink lines, Metra, and Ashland/Roosevelt/Damen buses

Our Preschool program is full-day Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

See how our unique approach helps our children develop empathy respect for diversity.


For more information, please contact:
Gail Patterson
Administrative Assistant, Children’s Development Center
(312) 997-3695
Email Gail

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