J Club Before School Hours: 6:00 AM – Until Bus Pickup
Includes breakfast and a variety of activities before children embark on their school day
J Club After School Hours: 3:00 – 6:00 PM
Includes a snack, quiet time to complete homework and other activities, and outside play
Location 1: York JCC: 2000 Hollywood Dr, York, PA 17403
Location 2: Dallastown Intermediate School: 94 Beck Rd, York, PA 17403
Location 3: York Academy Regional Charter School: 32 W North St, York, PA 17401
Our J Club program provides a secure, fun place for your child to come and play outside of school hours. Whether you are bringing them here before school, after school, or both, they will be well cared for. We provide an opportunity for your child to socialize, play outside, swim, relax, participate in sports, and play board games. If they choose to tackle their homework, we provide a quiet room and guidance should they need help.
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 for Keystone STARS-STAR 4 and the Department of Public Welfare school-age child care programs. They supervise staff closely, meeting formally with the team once per week.
York JCC Location:
Valley View Elementary
Indian Rock Elementary
York Township Elementary
Ore Valley Elementary
Leaders Heights Elementary
Dallastown Area Intermediate School
York JCC Location for Additional Cost:
East York Elementary
York Suburban Middle School
Dallastown Area School District Schools
Dallastown Area Intermediate School Location:
Dallastown Area Intermediate School
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.
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.