JUF Right Start Program

Jewish Council for Youth Services preschool programs are part of the JUF Right Start program.  As a JCYS family, you are eligible for a one-time grant to offset tuition costs during the first year a child is enrolled in infant care, toddler programs or preschool education.  The program is not based on need but only on the number of days your child will attend preschool:

JUF Right Start Signature Voucher:
If a child is the first in a family to attend a Jewish early childhood program, that child is eligible for the JUF Right Start Signature Voucher:

  • $1,000 if the child attends 2 or 3 days/week;
  • $2,000 if the child attends 4 or 5 days/week.

To be eligible for the JUF Right Start Signature Voucher, a child must be: 

  • Enrolling in a Jewish early childhood program for the first time
  • The first child in the family to attend a Jewish early childhood program
  • A member of a family where at least one parent identifies as Jewish
  • Enrolling in a JUF Right Start-affiliated program
  • Enrolling in a class where the child attends independently* and meets at least 2 times/week
  • Starting a program on or after January 1, 2016** 

JUF Right Start Sibling Voucher: 
A child who is not the first in the family to attend a Jewish early childhood program is eligible for a $500 JUF Right Start Sibling voucher.

To be eligible for the JUF Right Start Sibling Voucher, a child must be:

  • Enrolling in a Jewish early childhood program for the first time. 
  • A sibling of a child who has already attended a Jewish early childhood program.
  • A member of a family where at least one parent identifies as Jewish.
  • Enrolling in a JUF Right Start-affiliated program (click here for complete list.)
  • Enrolling in a class where the child attends independently* and meets at least 2 times/week.
  • Starting a program on or after January 1, 2016.**

Please Note:  

  •  Only one voucher per child may be redeemed.
  • If more than one child in the immediate family plans on enrolling simultaneously (for the first time) families are eligible for one Signature Voucher and one Sibling Voucher.

To apply:

      1. Fill out the JUF Right Start Application, and list JCYS as the recipient.
      2. Submit the application to your the Director of your JCYS Family Center.
      3. That’s it!  Your Family Center Director will be in touch with the outcome of your application.


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