Enrichment Programs

JCYS Family Centers create and modify programs based on our families’ needs, and these are just some of the “extra” programs that are available at our all-encompassing Family Centers.

 



Adult-Child Classes

Experience a semi-structured playtime and a first introduction to preschool while enjoying the security of having a parent or caregiver nearby.  You and your child will experience our learning-through-play philosophy in our age-appropriate, fully-equipped classrooms, playgrounds and gymnasiums. Program features include music and movement, arts and crafts, and indoor and outdoor gross motor skill activities.


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Just Us

Ages: 15 – 22 months
Locations:  
George W. Lutz Family Center – Highland Park
You and your tot will socialize with other families and develop skills through our play-based curriculum.  Held on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 9:15 – 10:30 am.


Tot Shabbat

Ages: 12 – 24 months
Locations:  
Northwest Family Center – Buffalo Grove
Help your child take their first step toward preschool through story time, finger plays, playtime, songs and art and crafts, as we share the joys of Shabbat and other Jewish holiday themes throughout the year.  Held on Fridays from 9:15 – 10:15 am.


Transition Programs

Ages: 22 – 34 months
Locations:  
George W. Lutz Family Center – Highland Park
Enjoy a parent-tot program while easing your child’s transition into preschool through a program that combines both! With a second teacher joining the parent-tot program, the session transitions into a two-hour preschool class without parents in November or January.  Sessions held Mondays & Wednesdays and Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9:15 – 11:15 am.




Preschool Enrichment Classes

Ages: 3 – 4 year olds in traditional and full-day preschool
Locations:  
Northwest Family Center – Buffalo Grove
Children can extend their day and learn new skills in areas such as language arts, science and nature, math, drama, cooking, art and sports while forming relationships with new teachers and friends.  Enrichment classes include: Rhythmix Gymnastics Program, JCYS Dance 4 Fun, Karate and Young Rembrandts.  Sessions are available throughout the year, contact Northwest Family Center for more information.





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Kinder Concepts

Ages: Pre-Kindergarten students
Locations:  
George W. Lutz Family Center – Highland Park
Maximize your child’s Kindergarten prep by extending their traditional preschool program.  Children focus on a primary subject each day: Handwriting without Tears®, science, phonics, math or literature, along with lunch and a snack, free choice learning centers, art, music and more!  11:30 am – 2:30 pm everyday, choose from one to five-day weeks.





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