JCC Berkeley-Afterschool Program
The Afterschool-Berkeley Program is located at our spacious and historic Berkeley facility at 1414 Walnut Street. We offer a diverse array of organized activities as well as opportunities for kids to relax and spend time with friends after school. Our staff is here to serve your child’s needs whether it be helping with homework, reading a story, working in the garden, or playing an energetic game of soccer out in our yard. In addition to our core activities, group programming, celebrations, and free play time, there is also a wide range of enrichment classes to choose from.
Hours for Afterschool-Berkeley are: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Chugim (Enrichment Classes)
The JCC Afterschool-Berkeley Program offers over 70 chugim (enrichment classes) each session to our enrolled students. We provide a wide scope of topics to choose from: cooking and baking, painting, sculpture, circus arts, martial arts, science and nature exploration, and ice skating are all offered as possible classes for your child to enjoy! Many of our classes are taught by our own staff while some are contracted out to professionals within the community- the cost of each class depending on material fees and instructor. With such a variety of chugim, there is a little something for everyone!
Take a look at our Spring 2013 Chugim Packet to see the classes that are currently being offered.
School Districts and Transportation
We serve students in the Berkeley, Albany, and West Contra Costa Unified School Districts and offer all-day programming for most school district holidays and vacations. Transportation to the JCC Afterschool-Berkeley Program is provided by the Berkeley Unified School District as well as our own van service. All of our vans and drivers are Youth Bus certified through the California Highway Patrol and all passengers are required to wear seat belts.
2013-2014 Afterschool-Berkeley Wait List
For the upcoming 2013-2014 school year, we only have room on our WAIT LIST. In order to secure a spot on the wait list, prospective parents are to complete the Afterschool-Berkeley Application online for each potential child.
A one-time non-refundable application fee of $25.00 will be processed at the end of the application process. This application process is necessary for all new students to be considered for enrollment into the Afterschool-Berkeley Program, and attendance at an open house event or tour with our Director is required of all new families before enrollment in the program.
For more information or to set up a tour please contact Chris Teare, Afterschool-Berkeley Director, at ChristopherT@JCCEastBay.org or call 510-848-0237 x 131.
For information regarding scholarship availability, please contact Barbara Sutherland at BarbaraS@JCCEastBay.org or call 510-848-0237 x 112.