JUF Right Start, the first program of its kind, was created to increase awareness and access to Jewish early childhood programs for Chicago-area families. JUF Right Start provides a financial voucher for families enrolling their children during the academic year in a Jewish infant, toddler or preschool program for the first time.
If a child is the first in a family to attend a Jewish early childhood program, that child is eligible for the JUF Right Start Signature Voucher:
To be eligible for the JUF Right Start Signature Voucher, a child must be:
A child who is not the first in the family to attend a Jewish early childhood program is eligible for a $500 JUF Right Start Sibling voucher.
To be eligible for the JUF Right Start Sibling Voucher, a child must be:
Twins/multiples are eligible for the Signature Vouchers (if they are your first children). If your twins/multiples are not your first child, they are eligible for the Sibling Voucher. When applying for twins/multiples, please fill out a separate application for each child.
* A child attending parent/child classes does not qualify for the voucher but may apply for the voucher when he/she enrolls in a class that meets independently.
JUF Right Start™ is a gift to families from the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago thanks to the generosity of the Harvey L. Miller Supporting Foundation, The Crown Family, The Shraiberg Family in Memory of Miriam Shraiberg, Steven B. Nasatir New Directions Fund and other local donors.
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Want to know more about your Jewish Early Childhood options? JUF Right Start is happy to talk to you about your choices. A staff member is available for on-line, phone and in-person consultations.