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At JCC Chicago Early Childhood, there is a deep understanding that children,

from the youngest age, are capable of extraordinary things.

Our passion and privilege is to provide your precious children with endless

learning opportunities, love and support while nurturing their skill development.



Our educators are focused on social-emotional learning to build resiliency and help students adjust to our new world. Helping children understand and manage their emotions, feel and show empathy for others, establish healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions are the cornerstones of growing great people. These essential skills prevent learning deficits that children outside our program may have experienced during the pandemic!

Early Childhood + Apachi Day Camp Combos

New Camp Scholarship starting in 2023-2024!

Starting with the 2023-2024 school year, full-day Early Childhood students who are age-eligible for camp and choose to spend their summers with Apachi will receive a discount equal to the camp fee. The new Camp Scholarship is intended to bring the joys of Apachi to our littlest learners while providing significant financial relief for families against the costs of full day Early Childhood. Half-day students will receive a 20% discount of the camp fee on their final payment.

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Nature Ranger

Nature Ranger is a one or two week post camp geared for children ages 3 and 4. Each day will have a different outdoor experience, snack, and art experience related to the great outdoors! Half Day and Full Day programming available.; you can choose one or two week options! August 7-11 & August 14-18. Located at Lake County JCC.

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Our Locations

We’re in your neighborhood. You can find us in Glencoe, Lake Zurich, Lakeview, Northbrook, West Rogers Park and Evanston.

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What Makes Us Different

It is our passion and our privilege to provide your children with endless opportunities to learn, grow and explore.

“This is our first year at JCC Chicago preschool and we are so incredibly happy with our child’s teachers, progress and the program overall. (We’ve seen) huge strides with language, social skills and focus since starting preschool. We love doing Shabbat as a family every week and watching our child bring songs and lessons learned home.”

— JCC Chicago Early Childhood Parent

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Social • Emotional Spotlight

Start the School Year off Right: The ABC’s of Communicating with Your Child’s Teachers

Rachel Schwartz, LCSW

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JCC Chicago offers professionally facilitated groups and programs to assist you in your parenting journey.

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Sheva is a framework that identifies seven Jewish lenses which help align our values with our practice. The Sheva lenses inspire an enriched learning environment and are lived in the classroom and school community every day. The lenses provide a shared language and perspective for building communities, piquing curiosity, enhancing relationships, and making the world a better place.

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Taking a virtual tour offers families a chance to “meet” our Directors, learn about our indoor and outdoor classrooms, and discuss our unique educational approach.

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