The JCC after school program, Kaleidoscope, offers a combination of structured and free play, as well as space and assistance for children who wish to complete homework.

Kaleidoscope (for children in Kindergarten through 6th grade) combines the best of all worlds for children – flexible and exciting activities, quality supervision, nutritious kosher snacks, and an opportunity to take advantage of JCC classes and facilities. At Kaleidoscope children actively participate in the planning and organization of their own activities. Our program is flexible, so the needs of all children can best be met. We offer a wide range of activity options, materials, and equipment for each child.

Each day different activity options are provided, such as arts & crafts, indoor/outdoor sports, swimming, imaginative play, and games. There are organized group activities, small group activities, and time for free play daily. A quiet homework space always is available, where our staff will assist your child as needed.

Register Today for the 2018-2019 School Year!

Sign up today, and don’t miss a day at the J! We offer flexible enrollment options to accommodate to your family’s busy and changing schedules. We offer a 5, 3, and 2-day option, as well as a drop in option at a fixed rate.

Kaleidoscope is Convenient for Parents

  • Transportation is provided from the Berwick Alternative Elementary School and the 3 Bexley Elementary Schools (Cassingham, Montrose and Maryland). We also pick up Columbus Jewish Day School, Columbus Torah Academy, St. Catherine’s, Columbus Academy, and the Columbus School for Girls. (Please note: a 5 student minimum is required to provide transportation from any location. Please contact the JCC’s Children’s Department if your child’s school is not listed.)
  • We provide a convenient location, either at the JCC College Avenue or the JCC New Albany locations.

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Kaleidoscope is Great for Kids

  • Celebrate the Jewish holidays.
  • Use the JCC’s extensive facilities.
  • We offer weekly swimming opportunities.
  • Kaleidoscope kids have access to the JCC’s Sport Court, Gym, SprayGround, and playground.
  • Kaleidoscope also offers special Wii and Movie days.
  • Space and assistance for children to complete their homework.
  • Combination of structured and free play to fit every kid’s interests.
  • Caring and nurturing staff.

School’s Out Day 2018-2019

Ready For The School Year? Summer is flying by and the JCC is offering school’s out days, winter break camp and spring break camp. The JCC is a great place for your child to be when school is out for holidays, teacher work days, and scheduled breaks. $60.00 per day.

8am-4pm (optional after care 4pm-6pm)

School’s Out Day Dates:
8/13, 8/14, 10/19, 10/26, 11/5, 11/6, 11/21, 1/21, 2/18, 4/19, 5/31

Break Dates:
Winter break – 12/21-1/4 & Spring Break – 3/18-3/22

Click Here to Register!

Kids Night Out Page – JCC AFTER HOURS

Children in Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to join us for an evening of games, crafts, dinner and movie! Enjoy your night out while the JCC staff provides a safe and fun environment for your child.

$25 per day
$10 for additional child(ren)

November 10, 2018 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm
December 8, 2018 – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
January 12, 2019 – 6:30pm- 9:00pm
January 26, 2019 – 6:30pm – 9:00pm
February 17, 2019 – 5:30pm – 8:00pm

For more information, contact Kaley Rosenthal, Kaleidoscope Coordinator at (614) 559-6253 or krosenthal@columbusjcc.org