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Bernard Horwich JCC

3003 W. Touhy Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

  773.516.5881
  8:00am–4:00pm

Miriam Aberman, Director

Miriam has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and had the benefit of 14 years as a lead teacher at Bernard Horwich JCC before becoming a director. Teachers value her commitment to professional development and classroom success. Families appreciate her hands-on approach and visibility in the classrooms where she takes an interest in each child’s progress.

Programs at Bernard Horwich JCC

For ages 2 – 4 years

Preschool

2 – 4 years
Students make friends while building the social, emotional and academic skills needed for success in kindergarten and beyond.

Programs

2 – 4 years
Activities to promote your child’s physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, plus family programs that build community.

Preschool Summer Camp

2 – 3 years
Engage your child’s imagination during the summer through hands-on experiences in music, water-play, exploration and art.

Classroom Spaces

Our classrooms are thoughtfully designed for each specific age group using natural elements and great attention to detail. Each space becomes a home away from home, a place where children can learn and explore the world around them.

Virtual Tour

Events at Bernard Horwich JCC

May
21
Time: 9:15am - 10:00am
Join us for family play time at the J! Play with your little one in our expertly designed infant-toddler play spaces, connect with other families, and enjoy music and sensory activities. There is ...
Jun
23
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Enjoy a day of community celebration and connection in honor of Israel’s 71st anniversary. Free activities for adults, teens and young families will take place between 1 and 4pm. Enjoy a special...
Registration & Pricing
2019-20 School Year

Half-Day Preschool

9 months: 9/4/19–6/5/20
2 year olds must be 2 by Sept 1, 2019
3 & 4 year olds must be age by Oct 31, 2019

ProgramAgeDaysTimePrice/moMonths
5-Day 2s2 yrsM-F9:00am-12:00pm$6209
4-Day 2s (Extended Day)2 yrsM-Th12:00-3:30pm$6109
5-Day 3s3 yrsM-F9:00-1:00pm$7809
4-Day 3s (Extended Day)3 yrsM-Th1:00-3:30pm$3509
5-Day 4s4 yrsM-F9:00-1:00pm$7809
4-Day 4s (Extended Day)4 yrsM-Th1:00-3:30pm$3509
New Child Registration  Returning Child Registration

 

Preschool/Camp Combos

All ages are as of Sept 1, 2019

Combo With…ProgramAgeCamp Days | EC DaysPrice/mo
Yedidim Camp8 Week Camp + 5-Day 4s (10 mos)4 yrsM-F | M-F$695
Little Explorers Camp8 Week Camp + 5-Day 3s (10 mos)3 yrsM-F | M-F$669
Little Explorers Camp8 Week Camp + 5-Day 2s (10 mos)2 yrsM-F | M-F$530
New Child Registration  Returning Child Registration

 

Preschool Summer Camp

8 weeks: 6/18/19–8/9/19
4 weeks: 6/18/19–7/12/19

4 weeks: 7/15/19–8/9/19
Must be 2 years old by June 1, 2019
Must be 3 years old by October 31, 2019

ProgramAgeDaysTimePrice
3-Day Little Explorers | 4 wks2 yrsM/W/F9:30am-Noon$360
3-Day Little Explorers | 8 wks2 yrsM/W/F9:30am-Noon$720
5-Day Little Explorers | 4 wks2 yrsM-F9:30am-Noon$475
5-Day Little Explorers | 8 wks2 yrsM-F9:30am-Noon$940
5-Day Little Explorers | 4 wks2 yrsM-FNoon-1:00pm$105
5-Day Little Explorers | 8 wks2 yrsM-FNoon-1:00pm$205
 
ProgramAgeDaysTimePrice
3-Day Little Explorers | 4 wks3 yrsM/W/F9:30am-1:00pm$505
3-Day Little Explorers | 8 wks3 yrsM/W/F9:30am-1:00pm$1,015
5-Day Little Explorers | 4 wks3 yrsM-F9:30am-1:00pm$660
5-Day Little Explorers | 8 wks3 yrsM-F9:30am-1:00pm$1,320
5-Day Little Explorers | 4 wks3 yrsM-F1:00-2:00pm$105
5-Day Little Explorers | 8 wks3 yrsM-F1:00-2:00pm$205
Registration

2018-19

Half-Day Preschool

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Enrichment

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Incentives and Policies

Incentives

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After Registration

Intake Forms

 

Registration Policies 2019-20

Registration is on a first-come first-served basis. We are unable to guarantee spots. Re-enrolling participants, their siblings, and alumni are given a two week priority registration period. If a class is full, you will be notified and placed on a waiting list. If your class is closed or cancelled, JCC staff will contact you to help you choose another class. Registrations are not processed on Shabbat.

There is a $500 deposit at the time of registration. $250 is applied toward your first installment, $250 is a non-refundable registration fee.

A $25 processing fee will be assessed for changes in program registration.

Payment Policy

Educational services must be paid for by automatic bank draft or credit card. For anyone choosing to pay for long term programming by credit card, a 2% non-refundable convenience charge will be applied.

Half-Day Preschool

Program fees are due in 9 equal installments beginning in June 2019. Other payment options may be arranged by contacting your director.

Daycare, Full-Day Preschool

Program fees are due in 10 or 12 equal installments beginning in June 2019. Other payment options may be arranged by contacting your director.

Refunds are not given for illness, vacation, holidays or temporary child care arrangements and participants may not switch days due to illness or school closure.

All cancellations must be in writing.

Daycare, Full-Day Preschool

All cancellations must be made in writing at least one month (30 days) in advance in order to cancel remaining payment obligations. The participant will be responsible for payment during this 30 day cancellation period.

Half-Day Preschool

Fees paid for programs cancelled after June 15, 2018 will not be refunded.

Early Childhood/Day Camp Combo

There will be a $500 fee assessed for cancellations after April 15. There will be a $1000 fee assessed for cancellations after May 15.

Prorating

Pro-rations will be completed for a late start or early leave on a full week basis.

If we determine that continued participation in JCC programs or services is not appropriate, JCC reserves the right to discontinue services. In such circumstances, any unused portion of program fees paid to date will be refunded. The JCC reserves the right to cancel the enrollment of a child for reasons not limited to the following; failure to observe the rules of the JCC as outlined in the Parent Guide and Code of Honor, special needs of a child that cannot be adequately met with current staffing, physical and/ or verbal abuse of staff or children by adult or child, or non-payment of fees.

If your child is new to JCC Early Childhood programs, you must bring his/her original birth certificate to verify age. We will make and retain a copy, and return the original to you. Please note this policy is mandated by The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

In the event of an emergency closure due to weather or other unforeseen causes, you will be notified through Kaymbu. Updates will also be available on our website at jccchicago.org. Refunds will not be given for weather related or other closings that are out of our control.

For each child enrolled in JCC Chicago Early Childhood programming, the parent (or legal guardian) must provide a current immunization record appropriate for the child’s age and a health form signed by the child’s physician or health department representative prior to the first day of the program. If the physical condition of the child is such that any one or more of the immunizing agents should not be administered, the examining physician, advanced practice nurse, or physician assistant responsible for the performance of the health examination shall endorse that fact upon the health examination form. No other exceptions to scheduled immunizations are permitted within JCC Chicago Early Childhood programming. It is the responsibility of the parent (or legal guardian) to update their file when the health records change.

NAEYC Accreditation

Each JCC Early Childhood location has been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The NAEYC accreditation signifies that our Early Childhood program meets this gold standard for excellence in Early Childhood education.

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