After School

IC3 After School is an ideal transition time from school to home. We offer a small, hands on after school program for children in Kindergarten through fifth grade enrolled in the Ithaca City School District. Children can enroll for 2, 3, or 5 days a week. We enroll up to 50 children in the program and have a director and 5 counselors. IC3 After School is focused on allowing the children enrolled to relax and unwind after a structured day of school. A combination of hands on activities, board games, arts and crafts, physical games and homework time are offered.

The afternoon is structured so that your child is free to choose among a planned activity or physical game, free choice of toys and activities available at the program, and/or creating their own fun through fort building, putting on a play and/or engaging with friends in personal areas of interest. IC3 After School also offers a variety of enrichments for children to participate in. Student feedback and suggestions are considered for the creation of enrichment activities and the skills and abilities of the counselors are matched for maximum enjoyment. Examples of previous enrichments offered are film club, science exploration, cooking, photography, sewing, chess, and soccer. Enrichments will vary based on the season and the interests of the children enrolled.

Children from the Ithaca City School District elementary schools can attend IC3 After School and are bused directly from school to our program. Busses arrive at varying times depending on the school and traffic. Approximate arrival times:

  • 2:15 pm — Northeast
  • 2:30 pm — Cayuga Heights
  • 2:30 pm — Caroline
  • 2:30 pm — Beverly J. Martin
  • 2:30 pm — Belle Sherman
  • 2:40 pm — Fall Creek
  • 2:40 pm — South Hill
  • 3:00 pm — Enfield
  • 3:50 pm — Elizabeth Ann Clune

Counselors meet children as they get off the bus. A nutritious snack is provided for children when they arrive. The typical afternoon routine is as follows:

  • 2:20-3:00 — Children arrive, snack, free play
  • 3:00-3:10 — Community clean up
  • 3:10-5:15 — Rotations (Manipulatives, Craft, Outside, Gathering, Games, Homework)
  • 5:15-5:45 — Free play, parents pick up

Enrichment activities typically occur between 4:00-5:00 but times may vary depending on the activity and availability of enrichment staff.

Our regular hours are Monday-Friday, 2:15-5:45 pm. Included in the monthly tuition is full day care from 7:30 am- 5:45 pm on most days when schools are closed. Full days at IC3 After School are packed with adventure! Field trips, new and exciting activities, guest speakers and artists are incorporated into the day so that all of the children are actively engaged in having fun!

2017-2018 Days IC3 After School is open when Ithaca Schools are closed:
September: 6 & 7
October: 2(early release), 9, & 27
November: 9, 10, & 22
February: 19, 20, 21, 22, & 23
March: 16, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30
May: 25

IC3 After School is closed September 22, November 23 & 24, December 25-January 1, January 15, May 4, and May 28.

** We will adjust our full day schedule to reflect any changes in the Ithaca 2017-2018 calendar.

For information regarding enrollment please contact us. For information regarding our policies please review our After School Handbook.

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