At JCYS Buffalo Grove, we support every child and family with flexible scheduling, family outreach, and a research-based curriculum that teaches social, physical, and academic skills through child-centered play and exploration. Our beautiful facility features a dance studio, full-size gym, outdoor playground, and a sunlit indoor atrium where students and teachers gather.

We are currently accepting children age 6 weeks to 5th grade for our Infant Care, Preschool, Before & After School, and Enrichment Programs.

Ready to learn more? Contact us for open house dates or to schedule a personalized tour!

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Child-centered Learning Through Discovery and Exploration

Our programming is based on Creative Curriculum, a nationally normed, research-based preschool curriculum aligned with Illinois Early Learning Standards. Creative Curriculum emphasizes learning through exploration and discovery. Teachers communicate responsively and build individual supportive relationships by encouraging healthy emotional expression in each child. Children build competence and trust through developmentally appropriate challenges and constructive, purposeful play. All our activities are designed to foster children’s social and emotional skills, physical development, and academic potential.

Family Engagement

At JCYS Buffalo Grove we strive to support and engage families in everything we do. We invite families to be a part of their children’s educations through the Room Parent Club, family holiday events, and our Mystery Reader and All About Me programs.


JCYS Buffalo Grove is very involved in our community – we collaborate with the Vernon Hills Public Library and collect honey for the Ark. We also host visits from local fire safety officers, therapy dogs, doctors, and dentists, enhancing our curriculum while introducing children to experts from their own community. Additionally, tzedakah projects help connect children and families to Jewish life and the Buffalo Grove community.

Learn more about hosting your next event at Northwest Family Center


North Suburban put on an amazing performance today at “North’s Got Talent”!! Afterwards, the campers enjoyed a delicious cook out with Graham Little.

Shabbat Shalom!
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How did you spend today’s hot weather? Our 2 year old program cooled off with Oobleck (corn starch and water).

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Happy 5th week of summer camp! This week's theme has been science fun! Today we had a special guest, Ms. Lynda came to teach the campers about bubbles! Each camper made their bubble solution and wand, they blew bubbles, chased them, and afterward, they cooled off in the water! ... See MoreSee Less

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