AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
There are several options for after school programs at BAM. Berkeley Learns is the BUSD run program which provides both before and after school care, with a wide variety of enrichment activities as well as help with homework; K and 1st grade sections fill up early, so you may want to apply in the spring. The BAM PTA also arranges great after school enrichment programs ranging from STEM to art to music and more. These programs are open to all BAM students (spaces limited) and scholarships are available. New School and the Jewish Community Center offer off-site programs for BAM students.
Highlights and contact information for all programs are described below:
BAM PTA After School Enrichment
Examples of enrichment programs offered include:
- Adventures in STEM with Legos
- Cooking Around The World
Berkeley LEARNS District Program
Berkeley LEARNS After School Program is located on-site at BAM. Students can attend part-time (only certain days) or full-time (every day) after school. The daily program consists of a nutritious snack, enrichment classes, recreational activities and homework/academic centers until 6 p.m. Students who are currently enrolled in the program, and their siblings, receive priority placement. Additional slots are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program maintains a 1:20 staff to student ratio.For more information visit: http://www.berkeleyschools.net/schools/berkeley-after-school-programs/ or call the after-school and extended day care coordinator at 510-883-6146.
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
Offsite After-school Program, 1414 Walnut Street (source: www.jcceastbay.org). Center Stage, the JCC’s Berkeley after school program, serves children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program includes homework help, creative art projects, working in the garden and playing games. Jewish education is integrated into the curriculum. The program is ongoing through the school year and follows the BUSD calendar. Hours are 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. At school dismissal, students walk from BAM to the JCC with JCC staff. Children engage in activities such as science, art, cooking, gardening, sports, drama, and Jewish cultural programming. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Visit https://jcceastbay.org/youth-family/afterschool/berkeley for more information.
The New School of Berkeley
Offsite Childcare, 1606 Bonita Street (source: www.newschoolberkeley.org). New School is a preschool and day care center for children 2 through 8 years of age, offering after school care for children in elementary schools until 5:30 pm. There are a variety of scheduling options so that families can choose a schedule best suited to their needs. All programs are five days a week. Students going to New School after their school day gather in the yard at dismissal. They are picked up by a New School teacher who walks them to the school a few blocks away. Call 510-548-9165 to register.