Opened in Fall 2019, the 18,000 square foot, two-story Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center is the largest building dedicated to early childhood education and young families in the Lincoln Square Ravenswood neighborhood.

Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center

Featuring seven classrooms and large playrooms, and adjacent to local favorite Vogle Park, our newest family center offers full and half-day preschool, daycare and summer day camps for children as young as 15 months.

To learn more or register, contact us at lincolnsquare@jcys.org or (773) 281-2533.

Take a Tour

Come take a tour of our beautiful new home during one of the following times:

  • Thursday, November 7 at 10:30 am
  • Friday, November 8 at 11:30 am
  • Wednesday, November 20 at 10:30 am

An RSVP is required to attend. Please RSVP by calling (773) 281-2533.

Girl playing on Sensory Path

Sensory Path

We encourage children to grow through discovery and exploration. As they walk, hop, and skip along the Sensory Path down our main hallway, children build cognitive and motor skills – and have fun!

Indoor Playrooms

Children learn best through play – so that’s how we teach! Teachers at JCYS Lincoln Square Ravenswood prompt children to explore the natural world and experience the joy of active play. In bad weather, the fun comes inside to our spacious indoor playrooms.

Music Specialist

Music helps children learn numbers, letters, routines, and other crucial early skills. Our Music Specialist, Susan Salidor, introduces children to the joy of music and movement through song and dance.

2020-21 Tuition and Registration

Toddler (15 - 24 Months) Tuition
August 17, 2020 – June 4, 2021 10 Monthly Payments
Toddlers Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $816
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,191
4 days/week (TBD) $1,562
5 days/week $1,898
Toddlers Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $905
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,352
4 days/week (TBD) $1,739
5 days/week $2,091
Preschool (2 Years) Tuition
August 17, 2020 – June 4, 2021 10 Monthly Payments
Preschool (2 Years) Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $728
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,066
4 days/week (TBD) $1,380
5 days/week $1,680
Preschool (2 Years) Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $806
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,212
4 days/week (TBD) $1,573
5 days/week $1,890
Preschool (3 - 4 Years) Tuition
August 17, 2020 – June 4, 2021 10 Monthly Payments
Preschool (3 – 4 Years) Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $716
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,040
4 days/week (TBD) $1,338
5 days/week $1,628
Preschool (3 – 4 Years) Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $780
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,186
4 days/week (TBD) $1,519
5 days/week $1,828
Register

Registration for current JCYS families opens November 18, 2019.

Registration for new JCYS families opens at 10:00 am on December 2, 2019.

In order to complete your registration, you must provide a non-refundable and non-transferrable deposit. Deposits for infant care, toddler care, and preschool are $250; for all other programs, they are $150. Deposits will be applied to the final program invoice or forfeited with early withdrawal.