JCYS Highland Park

The JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center in Highland Park welcomes children and families to a joyful, play-based learning environment where every child receives tailored instruction and individual care. We use an emergent curriculum, meaning that lesson plans are based on children’s interests and curiosity – no two classrooms are the same! Each child has the opportunity to explore his or her unique talents and develop an independent, exploratory approach to learning that lasts for life. We serve children by supporting the whole family – teachers and staff at JCYS Highland Park are committed to engaging parents in the life and community of the center.

Ready to learn more? Contact us for open house dates or to schedule a personalized tour!

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Young kids playing at the Gym at Highland Park

Infant Care

With two bright and spacious infant rooms, even the youngest children can learn and grow at JCYS Highland Park. Our full-day infant care program provides individual attention in a loving environment beginning at 6 weeks.

Child and Family Development Specialist

Our Child and Family Development Specialist, Ferdinand, partners with teachers and families to ensure each child thrives in the classroom and at home.

We ❤️our family tree! Thanks to the artistic talents of Micky’s mommy (the tree painter) and the amazing photography skills of Tootsie Pops teacher, Alina, our front hall is a beautiful representation of what’s most important to us: FAMILY. ... See MoreSee Less

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Okay, so it looks like good, messy, fun, but would you believe that sensory play can do all of this??

Sensory play...

👩‍🔬 builds nerve connections within the developing brain, triggering a child’s inclination for and ability to complete more complex learning tasks

👯‍♀️ supports language development, cognitive growth, motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction

🐘 aids in developing and enhancing memory functioning

🧘‍♀️ is great for calming an anxious or frustrated child

🔥 helps children learn vitally important sensory attributes (hot, cold, sticky, dry, etc)

And is just plain FUN!
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It’s the little things 🐠🐟❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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