Launching 2018-2019 Enrollment

The 2018-2019 Enrollment process is kicking off earlier than "ever" this year!

Please use the following links to access the most up to date paper applications for your programs. For DEEL-Selected SPP sites, please encourage families to submit applications online as this will streamline intake. Otherwise, printable applications are below:

Step Ahead and Pathway:

Step Ahead/Pathway Enrollment Form (2018-19)


For agencies selecting their own children for SPP:  
SPP Agency-Selected Enrollment Form (2018-19)


For children who will be selected by DEEL:

SPP DEEL-Selected Application Form (2018-19)- English

SPP DEEL-Selected Application Form (2018-19)- Chinese

SPP DEEL-Selected Application Form (2018-19)- Spanish

SPP DEEL-Selected Application Form (2018-19)- Somali

SPP DEEL-Selected Application Form (2018-19)- Vietnamese

The Amharic version will be uploaded soon.


A note from Early Learning Division Director, Monica Liang-Aguirre

Dear DEEL Partners:

We are excited to launch our new Child Information and Provider System (CHIPS). This new, online, and integrated data system will allow all our City preschool and child care partners to manage their agency, site, family, and child information securely and efficiently. This DEEL Early Learning Portal is still under development and will continue to grow.  We thank you for your patience as we roll out this new system.

To login, click on the orange “Sign-In” tab and enter your username and password.  All users must have an authorized staff account and an assigned web role to access the portal.  Please contact your site administrator to create an account. If you have any questions or difficulties with using this portal, please do not hesitate to contact your DEEL Education Specialist OR to email  We’re here to help!

Wishing you a strong start to the 2017-18 school year,

Monica Liang-Aguirre, Early Learning Division Director