The Center offers an onsite program and two satellite programs for school age children. The program runs Monday through Friday and is open to children in full day kindergarten through sixth grade. SAAJCC membership is required for Kaleidoscope. Afterschool children can participate in swimming lessons, free swim, homework club, gym time, science, arts and crafts, organized sports and baking. When Albany City Schools are closed we offer Vacation Camp Days.
Class taught by Kyle Henzler from the Denise Baker School of Dance. To register, visit their website at www.bakerdance.com, or call (518) 545-9241.
Shalom Chaverim - with instructor, Miriam Shor runs on Tuesday afternoons for ages 3 to 5 year olds. Children will learn about Hebrew language, Judaic culture, and Israeli Dances.
Hola La Spanish Lessons - for ages 3 to 5 year olds. Classes run on Thursdays from 1:15-2pm during the school year. There is also a Summer Immersion week at end of August from 9-12 pm for ages 4-8 years old. Please visit their website for more info, www.hola-la.com
Private Violin Lessons - with instructor, Joel Hulsey runs on Monday afternoons to evenings throughout the year.
Little Dragons Tae Kwon Do - with instructor, Elena Grogin runs on Tuesday afternoons for 4 to 5 year olds during the school year.
Karate Kidz - with instructor, Lou Papa runs twice a week during the afternoons throughout the year for ages 5 to 12 years old.
Yoga Kidz - with instructor, Noreen Santa Maria a certified Yoga Teacher runs on Tuesday mornings for 4 to 5 year olds and Thursday afternoons for 5 to 11 year olds during the school year.
JCC Kidz Night Out Events October to March on Saturday Nights after Shabbat. Swimming, gym time and games with Drew Katz, Director of Youth Services, Miriam Shor, Assistant Director of Youth Services and Rossi Maldonado, Aquatics Director. Kosher snack provided. Register online at www.saajcc.org or call 438-6651, ext. 113.
Early Childhood and Children's Services Director
On site program for children Kindergarten through 5th grade. Transportation from Albany schools can be arranged.
Please email SharonM@saajcc.org for the 2013-2014 Registration form.
438-6651 x113, or 496-2223, AlessandraB@saajcc.org
The ASH Satellite After School Program is open to Albany School of
Humanities (ASH) children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade and runs
Monday-Friday during the school year. The program operates from 2:30PM
to 5:30PM. Snacks are provided daily. We offer a variety of activities
including arts and crafts, preparing and sampling nutritious snacks,
science, language, teambuilding, and guest speakers. We also offer Homework Club in
a quiet setting with tutors and swimming once a month at the SAAJCC.
Vacation Camp Days are offered at the SAAJCC when Albany Public Schools are closed. Contact Drew Katz or Alessandra Buonanno at 496-2223 or AlessandraB@saajcc.org for more details.
438-6651 x113, or 496-2224, ChristopherO@saajcc.org
If your child attends the Montessori Magnet School, he/she/they could join the JCC Montessori After School program. Kids from 2:20-5:30 pm in the Pre-k through 5th grade have an opportunity to be in a safe nurturing environment that's loads of fun. The kids play sports, games, science, practice music and dance, do arts and crafts, swim at the Center once a month and much more. Children are also offered Homework Club in a quiet setting with tutors as well as special events. Vacation Camp Days are offered at the SAAJCC when Albany Public Schools are closed. Contact Drew Katz for fees and availability.
There will be vacation camps held at the center, whenever the Albany
School District is closed (except for Jewish holidays.) Only
K-6th Grade children
enrolled in Kaleidoscope, or our off-site programs (Montessori and ASH),
or those of SAAJCC members are eligible to attend our vacation camps.
Vacation camps will be held from 8:00am until 6:00pm on Monday through Thursday. The Center closes at 5:00pm on Fridays, as well as the afternoon before all Jewish Holidays.
Week-long camps are held when elementary schools traditionally hold their breaks, between Christmas and New Year's, in February, and April (following Albany School Calendar).
Children can swim in our indoor pool on vacation camp days. Activities vary according to different holidays or times of the year. There are occasional guest entertainer days at the Center. Children should bring their lunch, and we will provide a morning (breakfast) snack and an afternoon snack.
2013-2014 Vacation Camp dates (following Albany School Calendar and JCC Holiday Closings):