How to Register for Preschool


Please contact Shelli Patt, Early Childhood Director, to schedule a tour of our preschool.

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Before you register, schedule your tour of our Early Childhood Center today! 

One of the best ways to make decisions about an early childhood program is to visit the classrooms and spend time talking with the teachers and the director.  If you would like to schedule a visit, please contact Shelli Patt, Early Childhood Center Director, at [email protected] or 847-328-7678, x2227. 

Registration Instructions for Returning Families

If your family has been a part of JRC preschool before, you will be able to register for classes using our online Member Portal. 

  • Log in: Simply log in with your email and password to access the Early Childhood registration forms.
  • What's my password? If you don't remember your password, or you haven't set one up yet, please select "forgot my password" and enter your email address. A link to setup a password will be emailed to you. 
  • Multiple Children: If you are registering multiple children, please register them all at the same time. If you register one child and need to register another later, please contact the JRC office for help. 
  • Help: If you have any difficulty logging in, feel free to contact the JRC office at 847-328-7678 or [email protected]



Registration Instructions for New Families 

If you are new to JRC, we have a separate form to collect your registration information. Please fill out the form and we will contact you within one to two days with next steps.

For registration questions, contact Shelli Patt, Early Childhood Center Director, at [email protected] or 847-328-7678, x2227


Save Money Through JUF Gift Vouchers

If you are enrolling your child in a Jewish Early Childhood Program, you may be eligible for a JUF Gift Voucher, ranging from $500 to $2,000, depending on how many days per week your child attends. The gift vouchers are made possible by the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

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Please check this page often for updated and additional forms. All forms must be completed and turned in to JRC's Early Childhood Center before your child can begin school.

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