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Tour The New Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center This Sunday

Jewish Council for Youth Services will give tours of its new location serving Lincoln Square and Ravenswood families this Sunday.

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LINCOLN SQUARE — Jewish Council for Youth Services will give tours of its new location serving Lincoln Square and Ravenswood families this Sunday.

The organization announced its plans to open an early childhood facility named the Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center at 2112 W. Lawrence Ave. in October. In August, the new location hosted its first open house.

From 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, the center will host personal and group tour, along with offering child-friendly activities to showcase the new classrooms.

At 4 p.m. a blessing and mezuzah ceremony will be held, followed by remarks from senior Jewish Council for Youth Services leadership. 

An RSVP is required to attend Sunday’s event.

“We have dedicated indoor play space that will serve our kids during the day and the community on evenings and weekends. Our kids and community will always have a place to play, gather and call home,” said Barbara Haworth, chief executive officer for the organization. 

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Sunday’s event will also include the unveiling of donor-funded projects, including the Butterfly Sculpture, the Past Presidents’ Playroom, the Sensory Path and the Community Room. 

The 18,000-square-foot center adjacent to Vogle Park features seven classrooms, two large indoor playrooms and a sensory path. During the school year, the center will provide half- and full-day programming to children 15 months through five years old.

During the summer, program offerings will be expanded to children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade.

All programming offered at the Lakeview center is being moved to the new Iris and Steven Podolsky Family Center. The Lakeview center was sold to “outside investors” and has closed.

Full day toddler tuition for five days a week costs $2,030 a month, full day preschool for 2 year olds for five days costs $1,835, and full day preschool for five days for children between 3 and 4 years old costs $1,775. 

For more information on tuition and childcare programs, click here

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