JCC Early Childhood *

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

JCC Early Childhood Education *

Administrative Office
5050 Church Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 763-3547
Fax: (847) 763-3636
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/earlychildhood
Contact: Wendy Newberger, Director of JCC Early Childhood

JCC Early Childhood education provides children with a solid foundation for future learning success, socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically and spiritually. JCC guides each child to reach his or her individual potential. The approach is simple: JCC puts your child at the center of everything.

NAEYC accredited program covers core curriculum based on national and state standards including math, literacy, science and social studies. The JCC preschool program integrates Jewish curriculum that is rich in culture and tradition. Premier programs for families with children (infants through 5 years of age) are offered at locations throughout Chicago and the suburbs. Programs include full- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, kindergarten, enrichment classes, adult/child classes JNew Mom's Group Stay and Play, summer fun programs and family events.

Bernard Horwich JCC Early Childhood *

3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone: (773) 761-9100
Fax: (773) 761-8835
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/ec-bhjcc

Half-day preschool, enrichment classes, summer preschool camps and family events for children 2 through 5 years of age.

Bernard Weinger JCC Early Childhood *

300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (224) 406-9200
Fax: (847) 412-4257
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/ec-bwjcc

Full- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, backup child care, full-day and half-day kindergarten, adult/child classes and family events for children infants through 5 years of age.

Florence G. Heller JCC Early Childhood *

524 W. Melrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 938-8340
Fax: (773) 871-0224
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/ec-fghjcc

Full- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, preschool camps, adult/child classes, JNew Mom's Group, enrichment classes, summer fun programs and family events for children infants through 5 years of age.

JCC Early Childhood at “Z” Frank Apachi Campus *

3050 Woodridge Lane
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 272-8707
Fax: (847) 272-5357
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/ec-zfa

Half-day preschool, adult/child programs and enrichment classes and family events for children 18 months through 5 years of age.

JCC Early Childhood at Am Shalom *

840 Vernon Ave.
Glencoe, IL 60022
Phone: (847) 835-0008
Fax: (847) 835-1008
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/ec-amshalom

Half-day preschool, enrichment classes, stay and play, summer fun program, adult/child classes and family events for children 18 months through 5 years of age.

JCC Early Childhood Lake County Community Campus *

23280 N. Old McHenry Road
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Phone: (224) 543-7000
Fax: (224) 543-7030
Web: http://www.jccchicago.org/ec-lakecounty
Contact: Trudi Krames

Full- and half-day preschool, infant/toddler care, adult/child classes and programs, enrichment classes, and family events for children through 5 years of age.

What's New in the Guide

TRAINING FOR PROFESSIONALS

• Early childhood education 

• Internship program for social work and psychology

• Pharmacy Technician Training 

• Janitorial Training program

COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SUPPORT

• Recovery from addiction and substance abuse prevention 

• Adoption and infertility 

• Support during illness, grief and loss

• Domestic violence 

• Sexual abuse prevention 

• Connections to counseling, education and prevention services through synagogue partnerships 

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

• Community-based group living 

• Support and assistance for independent living 

• Home-based waiver for children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities 

• Specialized recreational camp for children and teens atCamp Firefly

• Job training and customized employment opportunities 

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