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J at School

A high quality extension to the school day

JCC Chicago’s after school program focuses on the whole child.
Your child will have a seamless transition from school day to J at School, our popular JCC after school program. We give kids lots of one-on-one attention as we promote their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Kids love it because we let them run off steam in the gym and outdoors, we help them with homework, get creative with art projects, play games and serve snacks. These enriching activities are part of a thoughtful curriculum that’s aligned with your child’s school and designed to engage your child while keeping the love of learning alive! Our educators are highly experienced, well-trained professionals who are passionate about teaching and sharing their unique talents with children. J at School enhances your child’s school day experience in the best way possible.

NEW! Summer Camp

Give your child a summer of excitement and adventure that keeps the love of learning alive. Kids in Kindergarten through 8th grade will enjoy weekly themed sessions with three field trips each week and two days entertained by the city’s finest enrichment experts. Select the sessions that fit your family’s schedule at 2 convenient CPS locations.

Alcott School Ogden School 

NEW! Camp Splashmore

August 24–28
For five days and 4 nights your 3rd-7th grader will enjoy a wet and wild escape from the city. Campers explore some of the best attractions of the Wisconsin Dells and stay at award-winning Camp Chi participating in camp favorites including swimming, sports, lake activities, cookouts and evening programming.

Register Online 

School Year Locations and Registration

Ages from Kindergarten and up. See school for specifics.
Monday through Friday after school until 6:00pm
     *Alcott College Prep runs until 6:30pm

Agassiz School

2851 N. Seminary Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Enrichment registration form: Click here (PDF)

Register Online Registration Form

 

Alcott College Prep

2625 North Orchard Street, Chicago, IL 60614
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Enrichment registration form: Click here (PDF)

Register Online Registration Form

 

Bernard Horwich JCC

3003 W. Touhy Avenue, Chicago, IL 60645
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

2014-15 Calendar
2014-15 Daily Schedule
2014-15 Parent Guide

DCFS Parent Packet
DCFS Medical Form

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Burr School

1621 W. Wabansia Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Before School form: Click here (PDF)

Register Online Registration Form

 

Chicago Jewish Day School

5959 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form

 

Courtenay Language Arts Academy

4420 N Beacon St, Chicago, IL 60640
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form Registration Form in Spanish

 

Florence G. Heller JCC

524 W. Melrose, Chicago, IL 60657
To find out more,
call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form

 

Hillel Torah

Children are bused to nearby:

Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St, Skokie, IL 60077

To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form

 

Jahn School

3149 N. Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Enrichment registration form: Click here (PDF)

Register Online Registration Form

 

LaSalle II

1148 N Honore St, Chicago, IL 60622
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Enrichment registration form: Click here (PDF)

Register Online Registration Form

 

Mayer Kaplan JCC

5050 Church St, Skokie, IL 60077
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form

 

National Teachers Academy

55 W. Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL 60616
To find out more,
call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form

Ogden International School

24 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Enrichment registration form: Click here (PDF)

Intersession Winter 15 registration form: Click here (PDF)

Register Online Registration Form

 

Pritzker School

2009 W. Schiller St, Chicago, IL 60622
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Register Online Registration Form

 

Pulaski International School

2230 West McLean Avenue, Chicago, IL 60647
To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

Enrichment registration form: Click here (PDF)

Enrichment registration form (Spanish): Click here (PDF)

Register Online Registration Form Registration Form (Spanish) 

 

Solomon Schechter

Option 1:

Solomon Schechter Day School
3210 Dundee Rd., Northbrook, IL 60062

Register Online Registration Form

Option 2:

Children are bused to:
Mayer Kaplan JCC
5050 Church St, Skokie, IL 60077

Register Online Registration Form

To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

 

FAQ for Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I register and pay for J at School?

Please print and complete the registration form for your school, located here. Then, return it with payment via fax or email. You can include credit card information on the form, or drop-off/mail a check to the address shown on the form.

2. What if I don’t need care on a regular basis, but only once in a while?

You have two options: the JCC punch card or Back-up Care. Both options require 24 hours notice before your child attends.

  • The “punch card” includes 10 prepaid sessions. This is a good option if you only need care on occasion, or to supplement a regular schedule. If you have two or more children, you are welcome to have them share a punch card. Please bear in mind that the punch card expires at the end of each school year, and any unused sessions will not be refunded.
  • If you do not think you will use 10 sessions before the end of the school year, or if you need care on an emergency or one-time basis, you are welcome to contact us regarding our drop-in session program, known as Back-up Care.

3. How much does it cost?

Our program is paid in 9 equal monthly installments, and works out to be about $5-7/hour. The more frequently a child attends, the lower the hourly rate will be. For example, if the monthly rate for 2 days/week (3 hours per day) is $160, it works out to $6.67/hr. However, if a student is registered for 5 days/week at the same school, and the monthly rate is $345, it works out to $5.75/hr.

4. Do you have a sibling discount?

Yes, we do. If your children are registered for at least 3 days/week, we offer a $100 discount off of the annual rate for the 2nd child and on.

5. How do I apply for fee assistance?

We currently partner with Illinois Action for Children, and funding may be available to those who qualify. Please visit www.actforchildren.org to apply. In addition, JCC Chicago does have a limited amount of funding available to provide fee assistance to qualified families that were denied support from the state.

6. My child has special needs. Can he attend JCC at School?

We’d love to talk you about your child’s needs, and help determine if J at School is the right fit. Please contact the J at School Manager or Coordinator to discuss this further.

7. The school year has already begun, is there still room for my child in your program?

We highly recommend registering before school begins, but if your childcare needs have changed since then, we are most likely able to assist. Please contact the J at School Manager or Coordinator for details.

8. What experience and qualifications does your staff have?

All program staff members have extensive experience working with school-age children, and are background checked upon hire. At the beginning of each school year, we provide Red Cross First Aid certification training to the entire staff. Many have degrees in education or are currently in graduate school studying a related subject area. Others have been working with children part-time for many years, while also pursuing a career in fine or performing arts. We strongly encourage our staff to share their unique talents and passions with the children!

9. You’re not at my school. Can you come here?

To find out more, call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

 

 

Illinois Action for Children

To inquire about Illinois Action for Children please contact Taylor Anderson at 773.938.8351 or email jccactionforchildren@gojcc.org

 

Info for Schools

Are you a School looking for information? Click here.

 

Find out more


Call 312.775.1848 or email jatschool@gojcc.org

 

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