CHALK Preschool Online Featured on People, SheKnows, Time Out Chicago Kids

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Innovative Educational System Draws Media Attention.

CHALK Preschool Online, a recently launched online preschool for kids, received notice from 3 prominent media outlets this week. (7.5 million unique visitors per month) ran “Great Ideas! 8 Ways to Inspire Your Kids to Learn” from CHALK Preschool director April Schafer, including such tips as preschool games and activities for kids, creating teachable moments, and bringing books to life.

Excerpt from the article: “As director of CHALK Preschool, April Schafer knows a thing or two about what gets kids excited about learning. That’s why she’s a big fan of the learning center’s online curriculum (think songs, mommy-and-me recipes, fun math and reading sheets), which any parent can easily access from their home computer. To help you get a jump start on educating your tot, she shares her best tips including everything from cutting and counting fruit to fun treasure hunts. Check them out below.” (5.5 million unique visitors per month) spoke with Angela Johnson, executive director of CHALK Preschool and an expert in online preschool curriculum, on the subject of “Is online preschool a good idea?”

Excerpt from the SheKnows article: “And let's not forget that by learning from home, your child is getting important interaction and hands-on experiences with Mom. ‘Online preschool allows time for the child and family to work together. It’s another option to teach parents how to teach their children and to turn moments of the day into teachable moments,’ says Angela Johnson, executive director of CHALK Preschool, which has five brick and mortar schools as well as an online preschool.

“There are important educational benefits associated with online preschool which can help your child prepare for traditional preschool (if you choose to do both) and kindergarten. ‘It gives children the foundation of a day in preschool and teaches the child the basic skills learned in preschool. Repetition is the best way for children to learn, and with online preschool, the skills are repeated so that the children will start to memorize. Children will learn new songs, months of the year, days of the week and much more,’ says Johnson.”, the hometown of three of the highly successful brick-and-mortar schools, announced the launch of

About CHALK Preschool Online
CHALK Preschool Online is an innovative educational system that allows any child to begin their learning journey regardless of their location. The welcoming environment is one in which creativity abounds and children thrive with a hands-on educational experience that incorporates art, laughter and the imparting of knowledge, all in a safe and inspirational online preschool setting.

CHALK Preschool was founded in Chicago in 2005. The success of its initial six schools resulted in a nation-wide demand for more locations. The online version, which embodies the successful curriculum of the brick-and-mortar schools, was created to accommodate the requests and furnish a full-scale, user-friendly mobile learning experience.

CHALK Preschool Online emulates the classroom setting with vibrant videos to engage children. With over 8,000 videos exclusively produced for the program, every day of the week provides a new step in a continuing educational journey. Motor skills are encouraged by dancing along to original songs that reflect the learning standards. Core subjects are introduced and then re-enforced through developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities. The daily calendar is structured into a complete school day with multiple lessons in literacy, math, science and art. And lessons become a breeze with CHALK’s materials checklist. The structure of the program simplifies life for busy parents giving them the flexibility to work with their children as time permits. And through screen share it also allows for out-of-state grandparents or loved ones serving oversees to participate.

Parents often feel lost in how to best raise their children. No one wants to ignore their child or stick them in front of a television with virtually no educational benefit. It’s CHALK’s intention to get parents involved, to allow them to have fun, and to encourage them to do so while learning. CHALK believes that children experience awe and wonder every day and that any moment can be turned into a teachable moment.

CHALK Preschool Online can be used as a stand-alone alternative for a fraction of the cost or as a supplement to a formal preschool education.

For more information on CHALK Preschool Online, please visit:

Media Contact:
Marlan Willardson, MWPR
(310) 701-3350


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