Riverdale YM-YWHA
Riverdale YM-YWHA

After-School Programs

2013-2014 School Year

After-School Program

Kids' Space is a safe, supervised, enriching after-school place for children in grades K-5 from our local community whose parents are not at home when school ends. Kids' Space is located at the Riverdale Y and picks up from over 10 local schools in Riverdale, Kingsbridge and Yonkers. The program runs Monday through Friday until 6:30pm.

What is Kids' Space?

• Adult supervision at all times.

• Homework help and school work review with two NYS certified teachers.

• Transportation from local schools included.

• Grades 1-5 may choose from many after-school enrichment classes including Karate, Instructional Swim, Chess, Creative Drama, Cooking, Magic, Mini Golf, Hands-on Science, Fine Arts, a variety of sports activities and more! We encourage movement, exercise and no video games!

• Recreational swim time in the Y’s indoor pool, twice a week!

• Supervised gym, art studio, and game time.

• Snack (kosher)

• The kindergarten unit will include activities such as Karate, Gymnastics, Art, Cooking, Recreational Swim, Story Time, and Sports. All kindergarteners will participate in activities as a group, under the leadership of trained staff.

• Three outdoor play areas

• Children are separated by grade into age-appropriate classrooms.

Kids' Space follows the Riverdale Y and public school calendar.

 Care After-School Program
@ PS 24

Y! Care is a five day per week after-school program based at PS 24 for the students of PS 24. The program meets Monday through Friday, and runs until 6:00pm. Children will participate in a variety of structured group activities (including gym, playground time, arts and crafts, and music) under the supervision of our highly-qualified staff. Additionally, families have the opportunity to register for enrichment classes in conjunction with the after-school program. These classes include Sports, Art, Drama, Science, and a number of other offerings. An opportunity to work on homework with a NYS certified teacher is provided.

Y!Care follows the public school calendar.

Y!Care After-School
Enrichment Classes at PS 24

Y!Care offers a wide variety of special enrichment classes for the children directly after school. The classes include art, sports, science, chess, drama and more. You do not need to be part of Y!Care to participate in the enrichment classes.

Courses will be announced via a flyer at PS 24 when school starts.

Special discounts for families enrolled in Y!Care.

Download the PS 24 Enrichment Program Flyer (PDF, 448 KB)

Supported, in part, with a generous grant from the Henry Nias Foundation.

Program Contacts

For information on Kids' Space (held at the Riverdale Y):

Roxanne Parets, ext. 229
Asst. Director,
Family and Youth Services


For information on Y!Care
(the Y's program held at PS 24):

Charlie Schiller, ext. 229
Y!Care After School Program


For all other questions about children's after-school programming or camp:

Joe Smith, ext. 261
Camp, Family and
Youth Services


 Click here for fees and registration

 Click here for After School Forms

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Bronx, NY 10471
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