Early childhood programs in Chicago

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Program
Funding level FY03-04
Children served
projected
CPS state pre-k
$50.8 million
16,000
CPS community partnerships
$21.7 million
6,100
Head Start
$34.1 million*
6,222
CPS child-parent centers
$15.8 million
2,000
Tuition-based preschool
$6.4 million
540
State subsidized child care
NA
36,079
Licensed home day care
NA
14,779
License-exempt home day care+
NA
19,758

SOURCES: Chicago Public Schools, Chicago Dept. of Human Services, Day Care Action Council, Illinois State Board of Education

* Includes funds for blending with state pre-k and child-parent centers.
+ Care for 3 or fewer unrelated children by a relative or neighbor.