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JCYS Wicker Park

JCYS Wicker Park provides exceptional early childhood education for children ages 6 weeks 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 began 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. Currently, we only offer a 5-day schedule for the infant program.

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.

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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.

2023-24 Early Childhood Education School Year Tuition and Registration

Infant Care (6 weeks - 14 months) Tuition
August 21, 2023 – May 31, 2024 10 Monthly Payments
Infant Care Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
5 days/week $2,564
Toddler Care (15 - 23 months) Tuition
August 21, 2023 – May 31, 2024 10 Monthly Payments
To enroll in our Toddler Care program, your child must be at least 15 months by 9/1/23
Toddler Care Half-Day
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $902
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,377
5 days/week $2,150
Toddler Care Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $1,087
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,620
5 days/week $2,529
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
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $802
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,232
5 days/week $1,923
Preschool (2 years) Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $949
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,449
5 days/week $2,262
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
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $783
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,196
5 days/week $1,868
Preschool (3 years) Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $932
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,407
5 days/week $2,198
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
9:00 am – 12:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $783
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,196
5 days/week $1,868
Pre-K (4 years) Full-Day
7:30 am – 5:30 pm
2 days/week (Tues/Thurs) $932
3 days/week (Mon/Wed/Fri) $1,407
5 days/week $2,198
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

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