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Clubhouse
After School Clubhouse at the JCC in Squirrel Hill

About Clubhouse
The JCC Clubhouse After-School Program is your child’s home after school. Our caring and creative staff, diverse programming and high quality facilities allow us to nourish your child’s physical, emotional and social well-being after a long day in the classroom. We offer a wide variety of fun and stimulating activities for children in Kindergarten through grade 6 in our large gym, club time and grade appropriate homerooms.
Our program is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The purpose of this licensing is to ensure that the care of children in a childcare center is safe and healthful. We must comply with their standards to protect the health, safety and rights of children and staff and to reduce the risks to children in our care. Our license is renewed annually through a rigorous inspection that examines our environment as a whole, and also the files of staff and children to make sure that all background checks, certifications and trainings are updated and complete.
For membership information, contact the Membership Office at 412-697-3522. For scholarship information, call 412-697-3525.

Who: Children entering Kindergarten – 6th grade

When: September 13, 2021-June 16, 2022

Where: JCC Squirrel Hill

Time: Monday – Friday, Hours 2-6 pm.

Cost: 3 days – $2,930 | 4 days – $3,520 | 5 days = $3,965

Registration:

We invite you to register using the JCC’s new online community platform, JCCPGHVirtual.  This is a registration and engagement hub for all JCC members that allows you to register for a wide variety of programs, review your account for current registrations, and access virtual content.  To create your JCC Online Community Account, click HERE

Once you’ve created an account, click How to Register for detailed instructions on how to register.  If you are registering siblings for the program, please use the code ClubhouseSib to receive a 5% sibling discount.

*Please note: the sibling discount may only be used on one of the children that you are registering.*

Clubhouse is supported in part by the Hafner Charitable Foundation through the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee, Massey Charitable Trust and the Weiner Family Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Curtis & Joelle Krasik and Scott & Laurie Krasik After School Care Fund.

The program includes a diverse group of children who are able to learn from and grow with one another. Our staff fosters the development of friendships as well as teamwork and personal growth, encouraging independence, cooperation and freedom of choice within set limits.

Open to everyone, Clubhouse cultivates an understanding of Jewish cultural heritage through the celebration of Shabbat and Jewish holidays.

DAILY SCHEDULE
• Clubhouse is open Monday-Friday after school until 6 pm. Arrival time is between 3-4 pm
• Children are met at their bus stops by counselors, checked in and accompanied by counselors to their homerooms.
• Kosher snacks such as fresh fruit, crackers, yogurt, pita and cereal are available in homerooms.
• All children have the option to do homework with active help from counselors.
• Children are grouped by grade into homerooms where games and activities are available.
• At 4:30 pm, students transition to clubs that they choose each day. Some options include chess, STEM projects, science, art, gym, Gaga, outside games, yoga and many more.
• By 6 pm, all children must be picked up and signed out by their parents or guardians. A $25 fee will be charged to your account for pickup after 6:05 pm

HOMEWORK
Based on parent preferences, children will complete all homework before participating in activities, or may finish homework at home.

DATES AND TIMES
Clubhouse is Monday through Friday, from the time school ends until 6 pm. The program begins at the end of the summer when Pittsburgh Public Schools begin and follows local private and public school calendars.

ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE:
• Science projects such as gak and volcano making
• Gym games such as kickball, GaGa, sports tourneys
• Free swim and pool games
• Robot making
• Kids Choice
• Foosball
• Create Your Own Board Games
• Kids Kitchen no bake cooking
• Outside games

OUR STAFF
Clubhouse is staffed by caring and creative young adults who get to know
your child and respond to his or her individual interests and needs. All staff are at least 18 years old, with extensive background in child care, child development or human services.

FOR EVERYONE:
• Tablets to assist with homework
• Activities with outside organizations such as Snapology, Maplewood Shop, Carnegie Science Museum, Little House Big Art, Wesley Family Service, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh at NO ADDITIONAL cost
• Weekly physical education activities with the JCC Sports and Recreation Department for each grade
• NEW CLUBS! STEM Building activities, cooking opportunities, BINGO, Jumbo board games, Minute to Win it challenges, and more!

Each day the children have the opportunity to choose which activity or club they would like to participate in.

This year we will be using our GET HEALTHY WITH CLUBHOUSE initiative to focus a bit more on mental health. We will be beginning programs with partners throughout the city to allow the children to have different ways of expressing themselves, whether it is through art, music, chess, physical activity, STEM, and much, much more!

  • Colfax K-8
  • Community Day School
  • Environmental Charter School
  • Falk School
  • Ellis School
  • Linden Elementary
  • St. Bede
  • St. Edmund’s Academy
  • Winchester Thurston

Check availability with your children’s school for more information about transportation. JCC membership is required to become a “member” of Clubhouse. Scholarships also are available for those who qualify.

For information about becoming a JCC member, please contact the Membership Office
at 412-697-3520.

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