George W. Lutz Family Center - Highland Park
Preschool & Kinder Concepts

JCYS Early Childhood Education lays a foundation for intellectual, social, emotional and physical development through our play-based curriculum.

In each classroom, children freely choose from different learning centers throughout the day, helping to build confidence and develop their social and problem-solving skills.

Language Arts Center:  Listening, speaking, and reading & writing
Art/Invention:  The process of creating artwork is more important than the end product.
Block Center:  Developing problem-solving, classification, comparison and cooperative play skills.
Small Motor Activities:  Developing small motor and eye-hand coordination.
Dramatic Play Center:  Fostering emotional development through imaginative play.
Science Center:  Learning to explore the world, one observation at a time.
Music Center:  Shaping skills through listening, performing, rhythmic responses and creativity.

Structured group time for stories, singing, language development, science, cooking activities, and games adds structure to each day.  It is our belief that the outside learning environment, which enables children’s imaginations to soar, engages them in large motor activity and promotes cooperative play with friends, is just as important as the indoor classroom space.

As a Jewish center, we welcome families of all faiths. Our curriculum teaches Jewish values and traditions and incorporates the Jewish holidays including Shabbat on Fridays.


Traditional Preschool, 9:00-11:30 am

Ages: 2 – 5

Two years old by September 1:  Choose either M, W, F or T, Th Age Three years old by September 1: Choose 5 days or 4 days (T-F)
Three years old by September 1: Choose 5 days or 4 days (T-F)

Four years old by September 1, Pre-K: 5 days/week

A full range of developmentally-appropriate, enriching classroom experiences and outdoor playtime with friends.  Programs grow as your child grows, starting with two or three day weeks for our 2-year-olds and slowly growing to a full week for our pre-kindergarten 4-year-olds.

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2017/18 School Year Program Options, Rates & Registration

Traditional Preschool

9:00-11:30, with the option to add on enrichment for an extended day

9 equal installments after a $250 non-refundable deposit. Monthly fee shows price after deposit deducted. Installments due July 15, 2017 through March 15, 2018.

 

Fees for children 2 yrs. By 9/1

# of Days Monthly fee

(after $250 deposit is deducted)

Total fee for school year
3 days $431.11 $4,130
2 days $314.44 $3,080

 


Fees for children 3 yrs. By 9/1

# of Days Monthly fee

(after $250 deposit is deducted)

Total fee for school year
5 days $577.77 $5,450
4 days $513.33 $4,870

 


Fees for children 4 yrs. By 9/1

# of Days Monthly fee

(after $250 deposit is deducted)

Total fee for school year
5 days $428.88 $5,825

 

Register for 2017/2018 School Year

Space is limited. Please contact Micky Bear at micky.baer@jcys.org  for more information. We are happy to schedule a tour.



Lunch Bunch & Lunch Bunch Plus!

Traditional preschoolers,  3 years old by September 1
11:30 am – 1 pm OR 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fall Session, dates TBA Spring Session, dates TBA

Extend your traditional preschool program with an extended day that includes lunch with your JCYS friends and an enriching array of art, language, science or nature activities based on a theme. Pick the days and themes, and the length of program that works best for your family!


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2017/2018 Program Options, Rates & Registration

Program Session 1
Rates
Monday  Alphabet Antics
Incorporates letter recognition through songs, games and art.
Lunch Bunch $240/session 1
Lunch Bunch Plus $390/session 1
Tuesday Happily Ever After
A great story, followed by a game or related activity in a fun combination of literacy and creativity. 
Lunch Bunch $296/session 1
Lunch Bunch Plus $496/session 1
Wednesday Crafty Kids
Get hands-on with clay, paint & lots in between!
Lunch Bunch $296/session 1
Lunch Bunch Plus $496/session 1
Thursday  Squish & Squash
Get messy with sensory experiments, making ordinary ingredients into extraordinary concoctions!
Lunch Bunch $296/session 1
Lunch Bunch Plus $496/session 1
Friday  Shalom Yeladeem
Enjoy Shabbat activities and other Jewish holidays through cooking, art, music & stories!
Lunch Bunch $296/session 1
Lunch Bunch Plus $496/session 1

 

 

Program Session 2
Rates
Monday  Kitchen Koncoctions
Your little chef will use math & science to measure, mix, and cook up a storm!
Lunch Bunch $290/session 2
Lunch Bunch Plus $496/session 2
Tuesday Mad Science
Anyone can be a scientist! Hands-on science exploration and experiments.
Lunch Bunch $333/session 2
Lunch Bunch Plus $558/session 2
Wednesday Masterpiece Makers
Explore artists and their styles. Create masterpieces by using what is learned from the masters!
Lunch Bunch $333/session 2
Lunch Bunch Plus $558/session 2
Thursday  Rhyme Time
Songs, games, books and art will heighten phonemic awareness. A creative way for little ones to learn letter sounds.
Lunch Bunch $352/session 2
Lunch Bunch Plus $589/session 2
Friday  Games Galore
Fun-filled, active play in the classroom and gym.
Lunch Bunch $352/session 2
Lunch Bunch Plus $589/session 2

Deposit: $250

 

Register for 2017/2018 School Year

Space is limited. Please contact Micky Bear at micky.baer@jcys.org  for more information. We are happy to schedule a tour.

 



KinderConcepts

Age 4 Pre-K
11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Fall Session: Dates TBA
Spring Session:  Dates TBA

Maximize your child’s kindergarten prep with an extended traditional preschool program.  A different subject each day of the week:  Handwriting without Tears®, science, phonics, math or literature. Includes lunch and a snack, free choice learning centers, art, music and more!  Choose the topics that fit your child’s need.

This program is a parent-favorite!
“We feel blessed to have our child in this amazing program.  The staff and educational model are exceptional.  Bravo to the leadership, teachers, big hearts and joyful spirits of KinderConcepts.”


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2017/18 School Year Program Options, Rates & Registration

Fall Program (Session 1) Rates
Monday: Handwriting without Tears $434/session 1
Tuesday: Science $527/session 1
Wednesday: Phonics $527/session 1
Thursdays: Math $527/session 1
Fridays: Literature $527/session 1

 

Spring Program (Session 2) Rates
Monday: Handwriting without Tears $496/session 2
Tuesday: Science $558/session 2
Wednesday: Phonics $558/session 2
Thursdays: Math $589/session 2
Fridays: Literature $589/session 2

Deposit: $250

 

Register for 2017/2018 School Year

Space is limited. Please contact Micky Bear at micky.baer@jcys.org  for more information. We are happy to schedule a tour.



Half-Day and Full-Day Preschool

2 years old by September 1
Half Day: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm
Full Day: 7:30 am – 6 pm
3-5 days/week

3 or 4 years old by September 1
Half Day: 7:30 am – 1:30 pm
Full Day: 7:30 am – 6 pm
3-5 days/week

A comprehensive traditional preschool program with an extended day, hot lunch, rest time, developmentally appropriate afternoon curriculum, and snacks.

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2017/18 School Year Program Options, Rates & Registrationn

Fees for children 2-4 yrs. By 9/1

FULL-DAY, 7:30-6:00

# of Days Monthly fee

(after $250 deposit is deducted)

Total fee for school year
5 days $1,575 $14,425
4 days $1,316 $12,095
3 days $1,040 $9,610

 

Fees for children 2 yrs. By 9/1

HALF-DAY, 7:30-12:30

# of Days Monthly fee

(after $250 deposit is deducted)

Total fee for school year
5 days $975.55 $9,030
4 days $814.44 $7,580
3 days $641.66 $6,025

 

Fees for children 3-4 yrs. By 9/1

HALF-DAY, 7:30-1:30

# of Days Monthly fee

(after $250 deposit is deducted)

Total fee for school year
5 days $1176.11 $10,835
4 days $983.33 $9,100
3 days $775.55 $7,230

 

Register for 2017/2018 School Year

Space is limited. Please contact Micky Bear at micky.baer@jcys.org  for more information. We are happy to schedule a tour.



Ready to sign up?

Register for 2017/2018 today!

If you have any questions or would like more information, do not hesitate to call us at (847) 433-6001.



Financial Aid

First time JCYS families can take advantage of the JUF Right Start gift voucher program to offset the costs of tuition, and those that need further assistance can learn more about our JCYS Scholarship Program.



Learn more about JCYS Family Center policies online.

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