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JCYS Wicker Park

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.

Girls playing with water on rooftop play space

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.

2022-23 School Year Tuition and Registration

Infant Care (6 weeks - 14 months) Tuition
August 22, 2022 – June 2, 2023 10 Monthly Payments
Infant Care Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
5 days/week $2,396
Toddler Care (15 - 23 months) Tuition
August 22, 2022 – June 2, 2023 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) $1,287
5 days/week $2,009
Toddler Care Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $993
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,514
5 days/week $2,364
Preschool (2 years) Tuition
August 22, 2022 – June 2, 2023 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) $1,151
5 days/week $1,797
Preschool (2 years) Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $887
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,354
5 days/week $2,114
Preschool (3 - 4 years) Tuition
August 22, 2022 – June 2, 2023 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) $1,118
5 days/week $1,746
Preschool (3 – 4 years) Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $863
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,315
5 days/week $2,054
Register

Summer and school year 2022-23 registration 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.

2022-23 Billing & Payment Cycle
Installment Billing Cycle Payment Cycle Month Covered
Summer 2022
1st Installment April 15, 2022 May 1, 2022 June
2nd Installment May 15, 2022 June 1, 2022 July
Fall/Spring 2022-23
1st Installment June 15, 2022 July 1, 2022 August
2nd Installment July 15, 2022 August 1, 2022 September
3rd Installment August 15, 2022 September 1, 2022 October
4th Installment September 15, 2022 October 1, 2022 November
5th Installment October 15, 2022 November 1, 2022 December
6th Installment November 15, 2022 December 1, 2022 January
7th Installment December 15, 2022 January 1, 2023 February
8th Installment January 15, 2023 February 1, 2023 March
9th Installment February 15, 2023 March 1, 2023 April
10th Installment March 15, 2023 April 1, 2023 May

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