Upcoming Dates


Ready, Set, Grow

*Offered at Kersten and Cooper. Addresses are listed below.
Date and time info reflects the schedule at Kersten. 
Cooper Schedule TBD.

Join us for our 2 - to 3 - year-old play group, designed to develop communication, language, and social skills. Waiting, turn-taking, following directions, and transitions are incorporated into preschool activities, like circle time, art, and pretend play.

Our Speech-Language Pathologist will incorporate monthly themes to enhance vocabulary development, knowledge of early basic concepts, and pre-literacy skills. Children are encouraged to wear masks throughout the session, and it’s okay if we’re still working towards that goal. Hand washing and helping to clean up will be part of our new routine to keep everyone safe.

Early Intervention enrollment is not required for children to participate. Please contact Megan Kowalski for group registration and fee information.

Two locations offered:

Elaine Kersten Children’s Center
255 Revere Dr, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL 60062

Abe and Ida Cooper Center
6639 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60645

Megan Kowalski
Contact phone

JCFS Chicago is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.
We embrace diversity. Our commitment to inclusivity is woven throughout our services, programs and welcoming workplace.
We strive to make all of our programs and events accessible. Please call 855.275.5237 to arrange for assistive services.