We have after school covered!
Kid Zone is a state-licensed, safe, supportive, structured and fun after-school program which consists of two main components: supervised homework time and elective activities. Students are grouped in classrooms according to grade. Throughout the course of the program, students have access to many JCC facilities, including an indoor pool, gymnasium and outdoor playground! Kid Zone kids get a snack every day. Each classroom is led by a certified teacher, assisted by 1-3 college students (typically education majors) or high school seniors. Each classroom maintains a 7:1 student-to-staff ratio.
Kid Zone now includes enrichment classes during Kid Zone hours. Participants have the opportunity to participate in Spin, Yoga, Kid Fit and Kid Zumba on days when they are scheduled! Coming soon for Kid Zone preschoolers is Discover CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Children's Health), a coordinated fitness program for JCCs around the country. Discover CATCH includes sports, games and parachutes.
Transportation to our after school programs is included from local area schools to the JCC. Kid Zone currently services Westfield and Scotch Plains public schools, St. Bartholomew’s (Scotch Plains), Christopher Academy (Scotch Plains) and MLK (Edison). Kid Zone also provides flexible hours depending on your after-school schedule and is also open when schools dismiss early for half days.
Join Kid Zone anytime during the school year!
For 3 - 4 Year Olds · Monday - Friday • 2:30 – 6:00 P
This program provides care for children ages 3 – 4 who will need care beyond the 2-hour time limit in the Ellen Geller Play Zone. Click here for Play Zone information.
For Grades K - 8 Monday - Friday • 3:00 – 6:00 P
Kid Zone for 7th Grade through High School
Come hang out in the safe, nurturing after-school program and have the opportunity to give back to your community by working with younger Kid Zone participants and participating in community service projects. Middle and high school students will also be able to shoot some hoops, take a swim in the indoor pool or a group exercise class in the Fitness Center. This program is discounted from the full Kid Zone rates. Contact MaryAnn Kukis for further details.
Kid Zone Express
Transportation only for Grades K-8
Kid Zone Express is for those who need transportation to Hebrew School during the week. Children will be transported from local Westfield and Scotch Plains schools, first to the JCC for a snack, and then to Temple Emanu-El, Congregation Beth Israel or Temple Sholom. Kid Zone Express can also be used for those participating in JCC Aquatics after-school programs.
Kid Zone Program Schedule and Fees
|Kid Zone 3-4 years, K-8||
Member includes transportation
Kid Zone 7th Grade - High School
Transportation only - 1 day/week
|Transportation only - 2 days/week||$80/month|