The Northwest Family Center strives to create a place where children are treated with respect and love in an educational environment that is challenging, creative, exciting and fun!
Located in Buffalo Grove at the corner of Weiland and Aptakisic, the Northwest Family Center continues to provide the highest quality in early childhood education for infants, preschools and grade school kids through our infant and toddler care, preschool education, kindergarten enrichment, before and after school care programs and Horner Grove Summer Day Camp.
Our highest priority for your child is providing high quality, age and developmentally appropriate programs that enhance their self-esteem, socialization, problem solving skills and multi-cultural awareness. Our “play with a purpose” philosophy facilitates learning in an enriched environment that inspires children to explore their ever-expanding world. All classrooms are arranged into learning centers so children have the opportunity to choose and explore their room. This helps them to gain confidence in their ability to problem solve, use their imagination, and play an active role in building the foundation for their academic learning.
JCYS is an all-inclusive school that welcomes families of all faiths and backgrounds. At the Northwest Family Center, children participate in a cultural Jewish curriculum that explores Jewish traditions, holidays and customs through music, stories, art, games and cooking activities. On Fridays, we celebrate Shabbat with blessings, songs and a special snack of challah and juice. Basic Jewish values are included throughout the curriculum, including family, caring about others, acceptance of all, tzedakah, the importance of education and caring about the world we live in.