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Youth Programs

Youth Programming at the JCC

The Kaiserman JCC provides fun and enriching programs and opportunities that foster our community of children, teens and their families as they grow. Our community (kehillah) incorporates the values of respect (kavod), kindness (chesed) and character (tikkun middot), and our programs are designed to encourage learning, leadership skills, teamwork and self-confidence. We offer a variety of activities to engage your child in social settings and introduce them to organized sports, enrichment classes and after-school care.

The KidsTime program at the Kaiserman JCC is a comprehensive after-school program for children in grades K-5. You can feel confident knowing your children are in good hands when they arrive at the JCC for KidsTime.

Locally operated for over 30 years, KidsTime After-School Enrichment Program is the premier after-school care provider in Lower Merion! Our program is inquiry-based and child-driven, featuring daily clubs ranging from film and cooking to sports and art! Our club programming is based on the physical, social, and emotional development of children in grades kindergarten through fifth, with special attention paid to appropriate differentiation in the age and ability ranges of the children enrolled in the program. Our directors and staff have over 60 years of collective Kaiserman JCC and educational experience! Many of our staff were once KidsTime kids! Our directors have worked at KidsTime for over 10 years each and work hand-in-hand with the staff and your children to plan the most engaging and dynamic activities that they want to do, each week! At KidsTime After-School Enrichment Program your children will have a chance to learn new things, make new friends from all over the district, and explore everything the JCC has to offer!

At KidsTime After-School Enrichment Program our goal is to make sure that your children are in a safe, nurturing, and engaging environment where they always feel welcome!

A typical Kids Time day includes:
Transportation to the JCC from your child’s school, free play time, a healthy snack, supervised homework time, arts & crafts, organized sports as well as film, cooking, and book & games.

Participating Schools:
Penn Wynne Elementary
Merion Elementary
Perelman Jewish Day School
Robert J. Wilf Preschool & Kindergarten (K1 & K2 only)

For other schools in LMSD and HTSD please contact mmartin@phillyjcc.com for availability.

The Kids Time program runs in conjunction with the Lower Merion School District schedule. Kids Time hours are 3:30-6pm, Monday – Friday. There are also a range of special day programs and vacation programs that are offered throughout the year.

For more information call Matt Martin (610) 896-7770 x123 or email mmartin@phillyjcc.com

Fencing Classes at the J

Click here to register and for more information!

BEGINNER:

Youth (8-12 Years)
Monday & Wednesday | 4:30-5:30pm
Sunday | 9-10am

Cadet (13-17 Years)
Monday & Wednesday | 5:30-6:30pm
Sunday | 11am-12pm


INTERMEDIATE, NOVICE & ADVANCED:

Youth (8-12 Years)
Tuesday & Thursday | 4:30-5:30pm
Sunday | 9-10am

Cadet (13-17 Years)
Tuesday & Thursday | 6:30-7:30pm
Sunday | 11am-12pm


Contact:
info@fencefap.com
(215) 264-0121

At the Kaiserman JCC we offer a variety of co-ed, youth sports classes to keep your child healthy and active. More importantly, these classes are a great way to see what activities your child likes. Get them started early with one of our many youth sports programs. All of our classes are designed to develop a child’s social and physical skills in a fun and safe environment.

Click here to register for youth sports

WINTER CLASSES:

(Spring Classes Coming Soon)

Tae Kwon Do (Grades K-5)

Experience the benefits of Taekwondo training including increased discipline, strength, coordination, flexibility and focus in our ongoing program for children and adults.  Martial arts training is more than a sport; it’s a way of life. At the end of each session, students will have the option to test for their next color belt. Testing is taught in accordance with the world Taekwondon Federation across over 170 countries-all experience levels welcome! We are a Black Belt School.

All Tae Kwon Do classes are for children in Grades K-5

Register for classes!
Day & Time Rate for Children enrolled in KidsTime, Camp Kef, RJW Kindergarten Day & Time Dates
Tuesdays at 5-5:45pm $230 $250 January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22
Wednesdays at 6:20-7:05pm $230 $250 January 5, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 16, 23

Gym Games (Grades K-2)

Gym games with Ryan will consist of fun games and activities that are generally played in an elementary or middle school physical education class. Ryan has chosen his favorite games from his time as a physical education teacher. Games like Castleball, Matball, Pin Knockdown, Homerun derby and various others are fun and engaging and are generally the favorite of students throughout the school year.

Gym Games class is for children in Grades K-2

Register for classes!
Day & Time Rate for Children enrolled in KidsTime, Camp Kef, RJW Kindergarten Rate for Guests Dates
Mondays at 4-4:30 $230 $250 January 3, 10, 24, 31; February 7, 14, 28; March 7, 14, 21, 28

Elementary School Basketball (Grades 3-5)

Improve your basketball skills by working on dribbling, passing and shooting. Children will learn the basic skills needed to learn the game of basketball. Class will be a combination of skills and game play. Clinic taught by Lower Merion School District Physical Education Teacher, Ryan Egnaczyk.

Elementary School Basketball is for children in Grades 3-5

Register for classes!
Day & Time Rate for Children enrolled in KidsTime, Camp Kef Rates for Guests Dates
Tuesdays at 4-4:30pm $230 $250 January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22

Middle School Basketball (Grades 6-8)

This class for Middle school students will focus on the skills and drills needed to take your game to a competitive next level. Designed for students looking to make a middle or high school team in the future, this course will expand on your basketball skills and prepare for your game to take a leap. Clinic taught by Lower Merion School District Physical Education Teacher, Ryan Egnaczyk.

Middle School Basketball is for children in Grades 6-8

Register for classes!
Day & Time Rate for Children enrolled in KidsTime, Camp Kef Rate for Guests Dates
Tuesdays at 4:45-5:30 $230 $250 January 4, 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15, 22; March 1, 8, 15, 22