Breakthrough Beginners early childhood education

Equipping students with the education and skills necessary for success in kindergarten and beyond

Ages 2-5

The Beginners program provides instruction to young learners (ages 2-5) in core subjects including literacy, math, science and social studies. The program aims to develop emergent skills that are essential to reading and writing, using creative activities and hands-on exploration that correspond to developmental stages and Illinois Learning and Development Standards. The program offers full-day preschool, with care before and after the program to accommodate the schedules of families. When a child exits the program to kindergarten, Breakthrough emphasizes a smooth transition through parent partnerships and collaboration with various local schools.


Kimberly Graham

Director, Breakthrough Beginners



3219 W Carroll Ave,
Chicago, IL 60624

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students served


of exiting preschool students are kindergarten ready


of students demonstrated age-appropriate self-regulation skills

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Breakthrough’s Youngest Learners Celebrated at End of Year Party

The Breakthrough Beginners preschool program ended the 2023 school year with performances and awards.

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Breakthrough Beginners Receives Gold Circle of Quality

The Early Education Program in East Garfield Park is recognized for highest quality program and commitment to West Side youth

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