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Kid’s Space – Afterschool Program
2022 – 2023
Kid’s Space provides a seamless end to your child’s day. We offer a healthy, kosher snack; homework assistance with NY State Certified teachers; and a range of enrichment activities such as sports, karate, and swimming classes, all in a supportive and community-oriented setting led by professionally-trained staff.
Kids Space runs on the NYC Public School Calendar as well as the Riverdale Y Jewish Holiday schedule from September to June. Our program begins at school dismissal and runs until 6:30pm.
For more information, or please contact Sam Sullivan at SSullivan@riverdaley.org.
NEW THIS YEAR
We will be including ALL single-day school vacation days in the price of registration! School Vacation Day Programs run from 8:00AM-6:00PM on all days that NYC public schools are closed. These days are action-packed with amazing activities. Specialty classes can include sports, arts, gymnastics, karate, drama and more! In addition to these exciting activities, swim will be offered. Week long Vacation Camps will be offered at reduced price for all Kid’s Space participants. An official Kid’s Space calendar will be provided once NYC announces the public school calendar for the 2022-2023 school year.
Kid’s Space FAQ
What are the hours of Kid’s Space?
Kid’s Space runs from school dismissal time until 6:30PM. Parents are welcome to pick their child up any time before 6:30PM.
What enrichment classes are offered?
Kid’s Space typically offers Sports, Art, Baking, STEAM, Dance, Swim and many more. If a participant is taking any other classes at the Riverdale Y during program time, we will be able to drop them off and pick them up once the class is over.
When children are not in enrichment activities, they have the opportunity to complete homework with NYC Public School teachers as well as the assistance from our counselors.
What schools do we pick up from?
Kid’s Space at the Y picks up from:
- Horace Mann
- Kinneret Day School
- PEARLS Hawthorne
If your child is in a school not listed, please contact Sam for more information
Kid’s Space at 24 is only open to students at PS24
Will you be running school vacation days when school is not in session?
Yes! Single-day school vacation day programs will be included in the price of registration. We will be running school vacation day programs on all NYC public school days off. The hours of this program will be 8:00-6:00.
How are children grouped?
Each of our classes is grouped by grade so children will always be with other similar aged peers. While the ratio of staff to children is legally 1:10, we maintain stricter ratios within Kid’s Space to ensure the safety of all children.
Why is the Y more expensive than PS 24? What activities are offered at 24?
Bus from school to the Y is the primary reason. We also offer swim as an optional enrichment activity.
Bring Kid’s Space to Your School
Does your child’s school not currently offer rich after school programming? Have your school’s administration contact us to bring Kid’s Space to your school.
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