We are thrilled to welcome you into the JCYS family! Provided is a quick guide for our new families to walk you through the two-step application and registration process.

Step 1) Create your profile and submit your application

  • Select the center/location from the menu below.
  • If this is your first time registering for a JCYS program, select the button titled “New Families.”
  • Go through the steps to create your profile on myprocare.
  • Once your application is complete you will receive an email from the center updating you on your status and next steps.

Step 2) Complete your registration. If your application is approved you will then have the opportunity to complete your registration and secure your spot for 2019.

  • Return to myprocare and complete the form for the programs you wish to register for.
  • Submit your deposit. The deposit is non-refundable, but will be applied to your final invoice. (Please note that this deposit will not be required for Lincoln Square site until we have completed the DCFS licensing process.)
  • You will receive an email confirming your registration and enrollment.

To learn more about fees, tuition payments, and deposits, please review the JCYS Financial Policies.

Buffalo Grove - Northwest Family Center

Northwest Family Center

Preschool & Horner Grove Summer Camp

Ages 6 weeks – 6 years
Buffalo Grove, IL

Help your child build a strong foundation for the future at the Northwest Family Center. Our developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum encourages children’s creativity, fosters self-esteem and socialization, and establishes a love of learning. Through our Infant & Toddler Care, Preschool & Kindergarten Enrichment, Before & After School Programs, and Horner Grove Summer Day Camp, JCYS serves families of all backgrounds and is here to provide your children with the quality care and education they deserve.

Lincoln Square Ravenswood - Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center

Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center

Preschool & Childcare
Age 15 months to 5 years (by August 31)
Chicago (Lincoln Square Ravenswood), IL

Wicker Park - Michael R. Lutz Family Center

Michael R. Lutz Family Center


Ages 15 months – 5 years
Chicago, IL 

JCYS Wicker Park offers early childhood education for children ages 15 months – 5 years old through school year and summer camp programming. Using the Reggio Emilia approach, our highly qualified teachers create nurturing classrooms that provide a play-based and developmentally appropriate learning environment for each child.

Highland Park - George W. Lutz Family Center

George W. Lutz Family Center

Preschool & Sunflower Day Camp

Age 15 months to Grade 5
Highland Park, IL

Your child will benefit from a full range of developmentally-appropriate and enriching early childhood education programming at JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center, including a unique summer camp experience through Sunflower Day CampPre Camp, Post Camp, and After Camp Care.

Highland Park - The Lil' Family Memberships

Lillian L. Lutz Recreation Center (The Lil’)

Highland Park, IL

Enjoy low-key, family friendly fun with in an all-inclusive facility!
Caregivers appreciate our easy-to-supervise layout.

Check back in early 2020 to purchase your Summer 2020 membership.

If you would like more information about a particular program before registering, please fill out the form below! Please note, this is not a registration form.

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