Kids Connection School Age Childcare
Kids Connection, a New York State licensed 5 day a week school aged child care program, is open to any school aged child 5 to 15 years old in the Southern Tier.
Kids Connection offers parents affordable piece of mind and children an exciting variety of opportunities after school. Our experienced staff take pride in maintaining a safe and supervised after school program with a teacher/student ratio of 1:10.
Kids in our school age program have complete access to all that the amazing JCC facilities have to offer including:
- School-Age Playground
- Indoor Heated Swimming Pool
- Auditorium and Theater
- Sports fields and Nature Trail
Children attending the Vestal SD are bused to the JCC by Vestal Transportation. Children attending Vestal Hills are picked up by KC Staff at school and transported by First Student for an annual fee of $30.
Other School Districts:
KC follows the Vestal SD calendar however, days off often coincide with other districts. For after school care, children can be dropped off at the JCC by their parent/guardian starting at 3pm.
For more information contact Youth Director, Lynette Errante 607-724-2417 ext. 421 or by email at Lynettee@binghamtonjcc.org
Fees, Hours & Registration Forms
Competitively priced, Kids Connection is available for any child 5 to 15 years old on a yearly 5 day a week contract or drop-in basis.
To register you will need:
-KC registration packet(below)
-1 of the 3 contract options(below)
-Immunization record(most recent)
-Child's physical(within one year)
KC Contract Options
1. Full Year Contract :
Children who attend M-F, including days off from school.
Non-Member Fee: $64/week
Member Fee: $56/week
'17-'18 KC Full Year Contract
2. Drop-In Contract:
Children attending less than 5 days/week
Non-Member Fee: $6.50/Hour
Member Fee: $5.75/Hour
'17-18 KC Drop-In Contract
3. CIT Contract (Counselor-In-Training):
For children in grades 6-8 who would like to assist KC teachers with projects, snack, etc but still need after school supervision
Non-Member Fee: $4.50/Hour
Member Fee: $4.00/Hour
'17-'18 CIT Contract
School Days: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
KC After School Schedule
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm Snack, Free Time & Homework
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Circle Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
-Mon/Wed/Fri: Choice of Project (ie art, science,cooking,etc) or Gym
-Tues/Thurs Optional Indoor Swim
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Playground in nice weather or clubs in Kids Connection room
Days off from school: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm,
children will swim between 2:00 pm - 3:30pm
Winter Youth Classes
Kids Baking Challenge (Grades K-7)
Tuesdays 4:30-5:30pm, Jan 17-Feb 7th
Kids will learn the art of baking in this creative class focused on food as art and experimenting with healthy baking! Decorating competition will take place on the last day of class with a panel of celebrity judges!
Clay Class(Grades K-7)
Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm, Feb 6-March 20th
Beginner or experienced clay artists welcome! Kids will use a variety of clay mediums to let their ideas come to life in 3-D sculptures! (No class on 2/20)
Take The Stage, grades K-8
Sundays, 1:30-3:30pm Jan 22-Feb 19
a 5 week theater workshop focusing on improv, play writing, set& costume design and more! The cast & crew will have their performance for friends & family on Tuesday, February 21st @ 4:30pm on the JCC stage.
Swim Lessons DURING Kids Connection
Children will have the opportunity to take swim lessons without the hassle of coming back to the JCC at night! KC staff will bring kids to get changed and bring them back to KC after lessons are done.
3 Sessions available, sign-up for one or all 3!
Session 1: Jan 11th-25th
Session 2: Feb 8th-22nd
Session 3: March 8th-22nd
Home School Afternoon Out!
Fridays- Choose from 1-3 sessions, the sessions will run for 6 Weeks, January 20th- March 3rd
**NO CLASSES 2/17
Session 1, 1pm-1:40pm: Art Class with NYS licensed art Educator, Lynette Errante. We will explore the artists through many different mediums including paint, clay, collage and charcoal. Children will have the opportunity to create their own unique works of art using famous artists to inspire them!
Session 2, 1:45pm-2:15pm: Gym Class with Mr. Harry. Give your child the opportunity to learn through play and large motor in group gym time. A large focus will be on teamwork and working together. Mr. Harry has 5+ years’ experience as a gym teacher and has been professionally trained in pediatric yoga.
Session 3, 2:30pm-3pm: Free Swim in our large indoor pool. Swim lessons may be available, please inquire during registration. Parents should pick-up children directly from the pool to get them changed.
1 Session: $36 for 6 weeks
2 Sessions: $48 for 6 weeks
3 Sessions: $54 for 6 weeks
**Register by calling the JCC Main Office @ 607-724-2417 x110