Where Wonder & Confidence Grow

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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!

Our Locations

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

Come visit us. We’d love to give you a tour!

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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. Deep understanding, love, support and care of every child is paramount to what we do. Our days are filled with music, creativity, outdoor playtime, celebrations of Jewish values and continuous exploration of the world around us.

Classrooms are the first community and we are so proud of those we build together every day.

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Social • Emotional Spotlight

TANTRUMS: Torture Device or Teaching Opportunity?

Jen Streicher, MS, LCSW

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Early Childhood + Apachi Day Camp Combos

Even better together!

Save 20% on the cost of camp when you combine Apachi Day Camp with Early Childhood!

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J Safety Ranger

Kids ages 3-6 will learn how to stay safe all summer long. We’ll practice bicycle, pool and pet safety. Plus, we’ll enjoy games, snacks and a Shabbat celebration each Friday!

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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.

We would love to speak with you!

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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