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*For the 2020-21 school year, 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.*

JCYS Wicker Park provides exceptional early childhood education for children age 15 months to 5 years old. Our Reggio-inspired classrooms foster children’s social, emotional, intellectual, and physical growth in a joyful, child-centered environment, and our play-based approach encourages children to develop a lifelong love of learning. We strive to include families of all faiths in our celebration of Jewish culture and traditions.

Our center offers toddler care, preschool, and summer camps. In early-2021, we will begin offering infant care for children as young as 6 weeks. Half-day and full-day options are available, as well as 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day schedule options.

At JCYS Wicker Park, our curriculum is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy. Reggio instructors don’t teach a one-size-fits-all curriculum to every child: they encourage each child to pursue self-directed learning experiences through exploration and play while building healthy relationships with teachers and peers. The Reggio approach also emphasizes the importance of the child’s environment in encouraging active, joyful learning. Drawing on Reggio techniques, JCYS Wicker Park offers a space where all children can develop socially, physically, and intellectually.

Click here to see our space.

Ready to learn more? Email us at wickerpark@jcys.org.

Rooftop Play Space

Child and Family Development Specialist

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

Rooftop Play Space

In our enclosed rooftop play space, children learn and grow through imaginative outdoor play. Our teachers use large loose parts to create physical challenges that build strength and gross motor skills.

Atelier (Art Studio) and Loose Parts Library

The art studio and Loose Parts Library at JCYS Wicker Park give children the freedom to express themselves through art. Students explore open-ended creation using paints, fabric swatches, wood scraps, foam pieces, and other media.

2021-22 School Year Tuition and Registration

Infant Care (6 weeks - 15 months) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Infant Care Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
5 days/week $2,260
Toddler Care (15 - 24 months) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Toddler Care Half-Day
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $837
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,232
5 days/week $1,904
Toddler Care Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $937
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,428
5 days/week $2,230
Preschool (2 years) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Preschool (2 years) Half-Day
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $748
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,102
5 days/week $1,703
Preschool (2 years) Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $837
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,277
5 days/week $1,994
Preschool (3 - 4 years) Tuition
August 23, 2021 – June 3, 2022 10 Monthly Payments
Preschool (3 – 4 years) Half-Day
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $727
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,071
5 days/week $1,655
Preschool (3 – 4 years) Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:00 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $814
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,241
5 days/week $1,938
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.

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