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Children's Department

After School Program (Grades K-6)

Photo of four girls in the JCC After School Program standing on the playground jungle gym.

We've got so much for children to do each day after school! The JCC's After School Program offers school-age children in grades K–6 a safe place to go for fun, educational and recreational activities. A variety of sports, enrichment classes, games, clubs, arts and crafts, homework, culture and more are available as well as sledding in winter and swimming in June!

We primarily serve east-area Syracuse City Schools, Jamesville-DeWitt, Fayetteville-Manlius and area private schools, including the Syracuse Hebrew Day School. In many cases, the JCC's own bus can even provide transportation to the program.

How does the After School Program work?

  • Current JCC of Syracuse family membership is required to attend.
  • After arriving at the JCC, children enjoy a healthy snack.
  • Children participate in activities and attend optional enrichment classes.
  • Everyone looks forward to Fridays to celebrate Shabbat and watch a movie on the big screen!
  • Pickup: Anytime by 6 p.m. from the JCC's main lobby.
  • Absences: Call 315-445-2360 by 1 p.m. on the day of any absences.

Enrichment Classes and Class Care
We offer many popular enrichment classes such as sports, dance and gymnastics during After School Program hours. If your child is enrolled in a 45-minute or longer class, a class care fee will be added to the class fee. On class days, your child will be supervised before class with other After School Program children and can be picked up after class.

Fall, winter and spring class sessions each run about 12 weeks. Class schedules come out shortly before each session starts and are available at the JCC, on the JCC website and in our printed newsletters. Discount for JCC members.

For more information, please contact Sherri Lamanna at 315-445-2040, ext. 126, or

J-D Schools transports students directly to the JCC. This must be coordinated with the specific school by the parent. The JCC's own bus can transport students from some Syracuse City and F-M district schools, including private schools, at no extra cost if we reach a minimum enrollment. Please contact us for scheduling. The JCC bus is only reserved for children enrolled in JCC programs.

Billing, changes and withdrawals
Billing is monthly. To ensure proper staffing, all enrollment changes/withdrawals must be submitted in writing by the 15th of the month (or next business day) prior to the month when the change will occur. If written notice is not received, you are responsible for the original billed amount.

After School Program monthly rates

Days per week Cost
5 $268
4 $231
3 $200
2 $147
1 $100
5% sibling discount. Discount applies to lower priced enrollment on each additional child.

Getting started
After School Program monthly rates are not pro-rated for partial months due to school schedules or absences. Increases in days and times are based on availability and staffing.

Register today!
We are licensed through the Office of Children and Family Services and require certain paperwork to be completed in full before your child may attend the program. Register early to avoid any delays in starting. Please fully complete and submit the School Age Programs registration form along with a $36 non-refundable registration fee and a $50 deposit applied to the first month. Each child is automatically enrolled for each month unless we receive written notification to withdraw from the program.

Questions? Please contact us at 315-445-2360 or