fbpx

Scheduled to open this fall, the 18,000 square foot, two-story Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center will be the largest building dedicated to early childhood education and young families in the Lincoln Square Ravenswood neighborhood.

Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

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

Learn more, schedule a personal tour, or reserve your spot for the upcoming school year by contacting us at 773-281-2533 or lincolnsquare@jcys.org.

Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center

Family and Community Engagement

At JCYS Lincoln Square Ravenswood, we welcome parents, grandparents, and the whole extended family to become part of our community! Spend time with us at birthday celebrations, Shabbat on Friday mornings, and family events throughout the year. Our staff communicates regularly with families to ensure parents stay informed about their children’s development. And, twice a year we share formal evaluations with parents and hold conferences to help them better understand their child’s developmental growth. We also support and give back to our community through food drives, toiletries and diaper collection for the local women’s shelter, and coat and shoe drives.

Program Highlight: Butterfly Science

In JCYS Lincoln Square Ravenswood’s toddler and preschool program, we bring nature into the classroom to promote exploration-based science education. The children go on nature walks to explore the world and bring back “treasures” like special rocks and flowers. We also order chrysalises for the children to watch as the caterpillars mature and turn into beautiful butterflies. Our educational guidance ensures children get the most out of what they naturally do anyway: explore the world and learn about everything in it.

Program Highlight: Food

Mealtimes at JCYS Lincoln Square Ravenswood reinforce the skills children learn through the regular curriculum while building healthy habits for life. Most of the food we serve is organic, with nutritionally balanced menus for breakfast, snacks, and lunch. Our teachers eat with the children to model healthy eating behaviors. Children learn self-help skills and fine motor skills by serving themselves and making decisions about food. They also learn to share food with other children and build social skills through mealtime conversations.

2019-20 School Year Tuition

Please select your child’s age to see schedule options and tuition for the 2019-20 school year.

Toddler (15 - 23 Months) Tuition
September 2019 – June 2020 Monthly Payment
Toddlers Half Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $785
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,145
5 days/week $1,825
Toddlers Full Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $870
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,300
5 days/week $2,030
Preschool (2 Years) Tuition
September 2019 – June 2020 Monthly Payment
Preschool (2 Years) Half Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $700
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,025
5 days/week $1,615
Preschool (2 Years) Full Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $775
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,165
5 days/week $1,835
Preschool (3 - 4 Years) Tuition
September 2019 – June 2020 Monthly Payment
Preschool (3 – 4 Years) Half Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $675
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,000
5 days/week $1,565
Preschool (3 – 4 Years) Full Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $750
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,140
5 days/week $1,775

Iris & Steven Podolsky Family Center
2112 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

(773) 281-2533
lincolnsquare@jcys.org

Boy drumming