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
Spring 2017 Youth Classes
Kids Baking Challenge PART TWO Grades K-7
Wednesdays April 26-May 17th-4 Weeks
Kids Baking Challenge was a HUGE hit in the winter and it’s BACK! Whether you were in the first session or not, this class will let you explore the world of baking in a whole new way. Kids will learn “no-bake” recipes they can make at home, practice measuring, mixing and following recipe and have a chance to create & present their own masterpiece for the final class.
*Please mention any food allergies at registration
Instructor: Lynette Errante
4:30-5:30pm Grades K-7
Let’s explore the world of form and shape in this 6-week sculpture class. By exploring different materials such as Paper Mache, found objects, fabric, wire and plaster to create abstract and representational 3D works of art!
Instructor: Nora Graven
Mondays, April 24-June 12, 7 weeks
Zumba Kids features kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography. Certified instructor, Gabby Turbides will break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into each class. Performance on the last day of class, June 12th at 5pm. Location: JCC Auditorium
Home school Afternoon Out
Wednesdays- Choose from 1-2 sessions, April 26th-May 31st the sessions will run for 6 Weeks,
Session 1, 11-11:40am: Art Class with NYS licensed art Educator, Lynette Errante. Children will have the chance to explore new and exciting art mediums, work on collaborative art projects, learn about sculpture, mosaics and more!
Session 2, 11:45am-12:15pm: 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.
Swim Lessons available for home school students in our indoor pool. Two time slots available based on your child’s ability level. Families will meet our aquatics at the pool for lessons.
Parent-Child Pasta Making Class
Sunday May 7th 2-4pm
Price for 1 parent & 1 child: $40
Are you a pasta loving family, dose your child want pasta every night? Learn to make HOMEMADE gnocchi and orzo in a parent-child cooking class. You and your child will mix and shape the pasta you made together for dinner later, or freeze it for another night. You will receive a gnocchi board and cooking spoon along with a recipe book.
Instructor: Harry Cohen
**Register by calling the JCC Main Office @ 607-724-2417 x110