JCC Chicago Early Childhood *

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center at Lake County JCC *

23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich
IL
60047
Phone: 847-901-0607
Fax: (224) 543-7030
Email: lspewak@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Lisa Spewak

Housed on our sprawling 37-acre Jewish Community Campus at Lake County JCC, Jacob Duman Early Childhood Center reflects the beauty around it. Children engage in exploration inside and out. Sunny classrooms and our two custom-built, developmentally appropriate playgrounds create an opportunity for learning and outside exploration.We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 6 weeks - 4 years.

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at “Z” Frank Apachi *

3050 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: 847-272-8707
Fax: (847) 272-5357
Email: lnathan@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Leanne Nathan

At 'Z' Frank Apachi, we enjoy the outdoors during all seasons, letting children explore their surroundings while nurturing their natural curiosity. Educators encourage children to follow their interests which emerge into meaningful learning opportunities where they are fully engaged in the process. Here, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 20 months - 4 years.

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom *

840 Vernon Ave.
Glencoe
IL
60022
Phone: (847) 835-0008
Fax: (847) 835-1008
Email: jbenishay@jccchicago.org
URL: https://earlychildhood.jccchicago.org/am-shalom/
Contact: Jody Benishay

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Am Shalom, building caring relationships with children and their families is central to what we do. Our director and teachers are dedicated professionals who focus on the individual needs of each child. We provide a warm, nurturing environment, enriched with exciting curriculum and a love of Judaism. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. For ages 18 months - 5 years.

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Horwich JCC *

3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago
IL
60645
Phone: 773-516-5881
Fax: (773) 761-8835
Email: maberman@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Miriam Aberman

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Horwich JCC, located in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. We believe children flourish and grow in an environment where they can explore, discover and create. Our director and teachers are dedicated professionals who focus on the individual needs of each child. We provide a warm, nurturing environment, enriched with exciting curriculum and a love of Judaism. For ages 2-4 years.  

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Weinger JCC *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: 224-406-9200
Fax: 224-406-9273
Email: jrosenfeld@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Jennifer Rosenfeld

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Bernard Weinger JCC, in Northbrook, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. Our professional, loving, one-of-a-kind teachers will help your family feel that Bernard Weinger JCC is your home away from home. From incredible classrooms to our beautiful outdoor space, your child will have endless opportunities to learn, play, grow and make friends that last a lifetime. For ages 6 weeks - 4 years. 

JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Florence G. Heller JCC *

524 W. Melrose Ave.
Chicago
IL
60657
Phone: (773) 938-8340
Fax: (773) 871-0224
Email: rweber@jccchicago.org
URL: http://www.jccchicagoearlychildhood.org
Contact: Rachel Weber

At JCC Chicago Early Childhood at Florence G. Heller JCC, located in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood, your child is at the center of all we do. We strive to provide the foundation for children to develop and grow while bringing Jewish values to life. Our professional, loving, one-of-a-kind educators help your family feel that Florence G. Heller JCC is your home away from home. From incredible classrooms to our beautiful outdoor space, your child will have endless opportunities to learn, play, grow and make friends that last a lifetime. For ages 6 weeks - 4 years. 

JCC Chicago Early Childhood Education *

Phone: 312-775-1830 , 847-763-3651
Contact: Anita Denes-Meador and Brad Finkel

Growing good people! JCC Chicago Early Childhood education provides children with a solid foundation for future learning success, socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually. Nurturing educators guide each child to reach his or her individual potential. The approach is simple: we put your child at the center of everything we do, building a welcoming classroom community for your child and your family. NAEYC aligned program covers core curriculum based on national and state standards including math, literacy, science and social studies. JCC Chicago?s preschool program integrates Jewish curriculum that is rich in culture, tradition and values. Premier programs for families with children (infants through 5 years of age) are offered at 7 locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Programs include full- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, pre-kindergarten, enrichment classes, adult/child classes, parenting classes, JNew Moms & Dads groups and family events.

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