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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

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 6 weeks.

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

Hours of Operation

JCYS Lincoln Square Ravenswood is open from 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday.

Open House Dates via Zoom

Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30 am
Wednesday, November 29 at 10:30 am

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Megan Lerman.

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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.

2023-24 Early Childhood School Year Tuition and Registration

Infant (6 weeks - 14 Months) Tuition
August 21, 2023 – May 31, 2024 10 Monthly Payments
Infants Full-Day  
5 days/week $2,427
Toddler (15 - 23 Months) Tuition
August 21, 2023 – May 31, 2024 10 Monthly Payments
To enroll in our Toddler program, your child must be 15 months by 9/1/23
Toddlers Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $864
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,299
5 days/week $1,993
Toddlers Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $1,017
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,528
5 days/week $2,350
Preschool (2 Years) Tuition
August 21, 2023 – May 31, 2024 10 Monthly Payments
To enroll in our 2-year-old program, your child must be 2 by 9/1/23
Preschool (2 Years) Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $769
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,174
5 days/week $1,805
Preschool (2 Years) Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $905
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,381
5 days/week $2,124
Preschool (3 Years) Tuition
August 21, 2023 – May 31, 2024 10 Monthly Payments
To enroll in our 3-year-old program, your child must be 3 by 9/1/23
Preschool (3 Years) Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $745
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,134
5 days/week $1,745
Preschool (3 Years) Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $876
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,334
5 days/week $2,053
Pre-K (4 Years) Tuition
August 21, 2023 – May 31, 2024 10 Monthly Payments
To enroll in our 4-year-old program, your child must be 4 by 9/1/23
Pre-K (4 Years) Half-Day
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $745
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,134
5 days/week $1,745
Pre-K (4 Years) Full-Day  
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $876
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,334
5 days/week $2,053
Register

Registration for 2023-24 summer and school year programming is now open to current families. Registration will open to the community on Monday, December 5 at 10:00 am.

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. Please read our Financial Policy for information on holding fees for JCYS Infant Care programs. Holding fees are non-refundable.

*New for 2023-24* In addition to the $200 non-refundable registration fee, Pre-K registrants will have to pay a deposit of $1,300 to reserve a spot in our program. Families registering before February 1, 2023, have until February 1, 2023, to pay the deposit. Families registering on or after February 1, 2023, must pay the $1,300 deposit upon registration. Once you register, a member of our financial staff will call you to set up payment for the $1,300 deposit in a separate transaction. The $1,300 deposit is non-refundable but will be applied to your 10th installment (due April 1, 2024) for the 2023-24 school year.

2023-24 Billing & Payment Cycle
Installment Billing Cycle Payment Cycle Month Covered
Summer 2023
1st Installment April 15, 2023 May 1, 2023 June
2nd Installment May 15, 2023 June 1, 2023 July
Fall/Spring 2023-24
1st Installment June 15, 2023 July 1, 2023 August
2nd Installment July 15, 2023 August 1, 2023 September
3rd Installment August 15, 2023 September 1, 2023 October
4th Installment September 15, 2023 October 1, 2023 November
5th Installment October 15, 2023 November 1, 2023 December
6th Installment November 15, 2023 December 1, 2023 January
7th Installment December 15, 2023 January 1, 2024 February
8th Installment January 15, 2024 February 1, 2024 March
9th Installment February 15, 2024 March 1, 2024 April
10th Installment March 15, 2024 April 1, 2024 May