Our J Club Before & After School Care program provides a secure, fun place for your child to come and play and learn outside of school hours. These programs were created specifically with your child, grade K+, in mind.

Whether you are bringing them here before school, after school, both, or for a full day, they will be well cared for. We provide an opportunity for your child to socialize, play outside, swim, relax, participate in sports, play board games, take online classes, and more. If they choose to tackle their homework, we provide a quiet room and guidance should they need help. Our job is to assist you as a parent and meet the needs of your child.

Enroll Your Child Today

For more information and to submit your enrollment application, please contact School Age & Summer Camp Director, Erica Grudi at egrudi@yorkjcc.org or Lead Classroom Supervisor, Megan Sheely at msheely@yorkjcc.org.

We’ve Been Voted #1 in Child Care Numerous Years in a Row

Recognizing that the quality of our program rests to a large extent on our staff, we recruit individuals with a strong interest in supporting the growth and development of school-age children. The staff undergo a comprehensive background check and receives state-mandated child abuse training. Staff complete at least 24 hours of training annually on such topics as child development, age-appropriate program and activity planning, and effective guidance for school-age children. The staff has regular meetings with the J Club Director to review program policies, children’s behavior, and current trends. In addition, staff receive annual training on Pediatric first aid, CPR and child abuse prevention. Our J Club Director is responsible for adhering to the standards set by the state of Pennsylvania and the Department of Public Welfare school-age child care programs. They supervise staff closely, meeting formally with the team once per week.

School Transportation

York JCC Main Campus Location:
Valley View Elementary
Indian Rock Elementary
York Township Elementary
Ore Valley Elementary
Leaders Heights Elementary
Dallastown Area Intermediate School

York JCC Dallastown Area Intermediate School Location:
Loganville-Springfield Elementary

* Some locations may require additional transportation fee.

If your family lives in Suburban or Dallastown Area School District, but your child attends a school outside of the district (Montessori, St. Joseph’s of York, etc.) or is in an LIU classroom, you may still be able to attend our program if these schools transport the children to our building. Please contact your district for more information.

The York JCC Education Information and Philosophy

Our Early Childhood Education Program seeks to provide an educational environment that fosters each child’s self-image, curiosity to learn about the world, and confidence in his or her developing physical, intellectual, and social skills. Our intent is not to teach a selection of specific skills in preparation for the academic world of the elementary school. Rather, it is to instill in children an image of themselves as capable learners. It is to provide each child with an environment rich in possibilities for child-initiated and directed, teacher-supported learning, through active exploration and play. At the JCC, we believe that the best preparation for the academic work of the years ahead begins in an early program that nurtures children, reinforces their natural disposition to ask questions and find answers, and strengthens children’s ability to function as both strong individuals and as caring members of a child-sized community.

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