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

Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

*During Summer 2021, all JCYS Family Centers are open from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm. Full-day programs run from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and half-day programs run from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. 

Featuring seven classrooms and two 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. In early-2021, we will begin offering full-day infant care starting at 6 weeks.

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

Virtual Open House

More Open House dates coming soon.

Contact Megan Zimmer at mzimmer@jcys.org for more information and to register.

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

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

2021-22 Tuition and Registration

Infant (6 weeks - 15 Months) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Infants Full-Day  
5 days/week $2,160
Toddler (15 - 24 Months) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Toddlers Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $816
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,191
5 days/week $1,898
Toddlers Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $905
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,352
5 days/week $2,091
Preschool (2 Years) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Preschool (2 Years) Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $728
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,066
5 days/week $1,680
Preschool (2 Years) Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $830
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,248
5 days/week $1,947
Preschool (3 - 4 Years) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Preschool (3 – 4 Years) Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $716
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,040
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
5 days/week $1,828
Register

Registration for 2021-22 is now open!

In order to complete your registration, you must provide a non-refundable registration fee. The registration fee for infant care, toddler care, and preschool programming is $200 per child; for camp, the fee is $100 per child.

2021-22 Billing & Payment Cycle
Installment Billing Cycle Payment Cycle
Summer 2021
1st Installment April 15, 2021 May 1, 2021
2nd Installment May 15, 2021 June 1, 2021
Fall/Spring 2021-22
1st Installment June 15, 2021 July 1, 2021
2nd Installment July 15, 2021 August 1, 2021
3rd Installment August 15, 2021 September 1, 2021
4th Installment September 15, 2021 October 1, 2021
5th Installment October 15, 2021 November 1, 2021
6th Installment November 15, 2021 December 1, 2021
7th Installment December 15, 2021 January 1, 2022
8th Installment January 15, 2022 February 1, 2022
9th Installment February 15, 2022 March 1, 2022
10th Installment March 15, 2022 April 1, 2022