Northwest Family Center – Buffalo Grove
Additional Programs

As a full-service Family Center, we are pleased to provide “extra” programs for our families and the community as a whole.

School’s Out Days

Grades K – 5
9 am – 3 pm 
extended days 6:45 am – 6 pm
when school is not in session
School may be closed, but we’re still here to provide fun and exciting programming for your child with field trips and other activities. Enjoy a variety of field trips, indoor and outdoor activities, games, crafts, snacks and so much more at Northwest Family Center!
Contact for upcoming dates & registration forms.


Kids’ Night – One Saturday per month

Ages 3-10 (must be potty trained)
5 – 10 pm
Kids join their JCYS friends for a night of fun – without parents!
Dinner is followed by themed activities, games and crafts and playtime in the gym or on the playground. The evening ends with a movie in the dance room.
Managed by Adam Leja. 

View flyer here.


Program Options, Rates & Registration

Apr 23, 2016: Game Night
May 28, 2016: Summer Olympics/Camp Night

Program Options Rates
One child $40
Two children $50
Three children $60
* Children must be siblings to receive discount

For more information, email Adam Leja at

Register online today!
If you don’t already have a JCYS account, you will need to create one.

JCYS Dance Program

Ages 2-6 years
33 weeks long, during school year
Classes vary in age, skill levels and times

Dance classes provide children the opportunity to express themselves through music and movement. Led by instructor Danielle Coody, your little performers gain strength and coordination while building their confidence, expanding their imaginations and gaining an appreciation for Fine Arts. Classes are age-appropriate, including the popular, Boys Only Dance!
A dance recital at Caruso Middle School rounds out the program! 


Program Options, Rates & Registration

Class Day & Time Cost
Move & Groove: 2-Year-Olds Wed.  9:30 – 10 am $370
Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap: 3-Year-Olds Wed.  10:15 – 11 am $510
Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap: 4-Year-Olds Wed.  11:15 am – 12:15 pm $660
Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap: 3-Year-Olds Wed.  1 – 1:45 pm $510
Boys Only Dance Wed.  3 – 3:30 pm $370
Ballet/Jazz Basics: 5-Year-Olds Wed.  3:30 – 4:30 pm $660
Tap Basics: Kindergarten Wed.  4:30 – 5 pm $370
Pre-Ballet/Pre-Tap: 4-Year-Olds Thurs.  1 – 2 pm $660

Look through our Class Descriptions for more information about each program.
Register online.


Enrichment Classes

Spring Session: Mar 7 – Jun 3
Available to all children enrolled in JCYS Preschool
12 weeks
Half Day: $180
Full Day: $156

Tue: Cooking, Crayons and Fun
Create a masterpiece with fresh ingredients! Recipes and pictures will be included in a final cookbook.

Thu: Junior Scientists
Learn science through experiments, activities and games.

Fri: Fairy Tale Studio
Read and then act out your favorite fairy tales using props, settings and costumes.

Registration is first-come, first-served.

  • If you are registering for only one class per session, full payment is due upon registration.


Martial Arts

Ages 4 and up
Ages 4 – 8: 5:15 – 6 pm
Ages 9 and up: 6 – 6:45 pm
Learn the art of Martial Arts punches, kicks, blocks and self-defense!  
Master Instructor Phil Bruckman, 5th Dan, with more than 30 years of teaching experience, is a Hall of Fame instructor and former Top 10 sparring champion in the Midwest Martial Arts Circuit.  Students may advance through the color belts throughout the year!


Program Options, Rates & Registration

Class Day & Time Fees
Beginners: Ages 4 – 8 Mon. 5:15 – 6 pm $75/month
Advanced: Ages 9 – adult Mon. 6 – 6:45 pm $75/month

Look through our Class Descriptions for more information about each program, and register by emailing your Registration Form to

If you would like to register, or have additional questions, please contact us at or (847) 279-0900.

Learn more about JCYS Family Center policies online.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year!