Kaleidoscope After-School Program

For Elementary School-Aged Children

Our goal is to provide quality after-school care for elementary-school-aged children that entertains and educates them with a  wide range of enrichment (social and physical) and academically-focused programs. All of our activities strive to promote interpersonal skills and self-esteem within a supportive, fun atmosphere.

 

After-school curriculum

Girls & Boys Kindergarten - Middle School

Experienced, nurturing staff engages children in learning by providing opportunities for play, exercise, and socialization. Kaleidoscope children are encouraged to explore their interests using the many resources available at our modern campus and facility situated on 6.5 acres in the heart of Greenwich. Our programs are conducted in a safe, clean environment that brings peace-of-mind to parents.

Kaleidoscope follows the Greenwich Public School district-wide calendar. Transportation is provided to the YWCA from most Greenwich public elementary schools.

Year-round schedule
Monday-Friday, 2:30 - 6:00 pm

Ongoing registration based on availability.

  • Fall Session:  September 4 - December 21, 2018
  • Winter Session:  January 2 - March 22, 2019
  • Spring Session:  March 25 - June 14, 2019

Choose one to five days per week, per session. If your child is enrolled in less than five days per week, scheduled days must remain constant for transportation purposes. All fees are billed in advance.  Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first-come, first served basis only.

KALEIDOSCOPE is:

* Good friends * Arts and Crafts * Soccer * Swimming *  Karate * Sports * Games * Playground Activities * Special Events * Homework Time * Reading Champions * Water Playground * Holiday Celebrations * Birthday Parties * Gymnastics * Plus Cool Kids Chemistry and Zaniac STEAM programs!

 

STEAM & Enrichment programs

Girls & Boys  2nd grade - Middle School

Cool Kids Chemistry

Supervised by Greenwich High School Science Teacher Mr. Rick Baxley

Fun, stimulating science activities for your child to enjoy. Projects may include:

  • Studying light and its ultraviolet rays.
  • Making a light bulb to learn more about electricity.
  • Exploring rocks and minerals - and other geology topics.
  • Making S'Mores to better understand solar power.
  • Constructing "balance birds" to demonstrate the center of gravity.

Zaniac Technology • GBL: Minecraft (TM)

Zaniac’s trained instructors use Minecraft (TM) Game Based Learning (GBL) technology to guide children through learning sessions about everything from biomes and resources to scientific methods and probability. Children work in teams to strategize and create civilizations. Minecraft is a powerful way to learn about science and engineering through play.

Martial Arts Instruction with Greenwich Kempo -- Offered during Fall and Winter sessions

This class is open to children ages 6 and older (5 years old with permission) who are interested in learning about the martial arts. This class is a high energy introduction to martial arts, where students will learn the basics of karate while also improving their physical fitness and practicing self-control and respect for others. Students should wear comfortable clothing and no skirts or dresses without leggings underneath. Shoes are not worn for class, so sneakers are not required. 

For Kaleidoscope information and registration, contact Arthur Smith at 203-869-6501, ext. 251 or email a.smith@ywcagreenwich.org.

Please note: YWCA membership is required for all preschool, after-school and camp programs. Please see the Membership section for more information on membership categories available.

 

Financial aid is available to qualified applicants.

YWCA Kaleidoscope is licensed by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood and complies with regulatory standards for health and safety.