KIDS & FAMILY

Quality and affordable programs for infants, toddlers, children, and families.

  • The Monter Early Childhood Center provides flexible and affordable daycare/preschool programs for infants, toddlers, and children. Our well-rounded curriculum prepares children to succeed in Kindergarten and offers added bonus programs including yoga, cooking, science, gym, swimming and an opportunity to learn a second language.

  • The Kidsplace program serves as an option for before- or after-school care providing social, educational and recreational activities for school-aged children.

  • The Butler Special Needs Center provides recreational, educational and social opportunities for individuals living with special needs after school and on weekends.

  • Various parent-child programs, babysitting services (day and evening), special programs when public school is closed and enrichment classes for toddlers, youth and teens are offered throughout the year.

MONTER FAMILY EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER

A Place Where Children Flourish

When you walk through our doors, your family is invited into a vibrant, welcoming learning community where children 3 months through 5 years are happy, have friends, develop self-confidence and learn everything to succeed in Kindergarten. With over three decades of experience, no other early childhood center can match our combination of caring, expertise, modern facilities and huge offerings. We strive to ensure that your child enjoys the best possible learning and developmental experience.

Philosophy

Quality child care and education depends on caregiving in a friendly, loving atmosphere. Children learn and grow best in a warm, safe, nurturing environment where they are encouraged both individually and in groups to experiment and make discoveries. Our center places children by age and developmental needs. These groups function independently but cooperatively, following routines appropriate to the development of each child.

Learning occurs in a variety of ways, both planned and spontaneous. The center’s program is designed to incorporate many possibilities. We encourage children to make choices and to discuss the activities in which they have participated.

There are opportunities for age appropriate indoor and outdoor play, story time, and routines of physical caregiving, health and competence. Experiences with music & movement, athletics, swimming, arts & crafts, and language and social development are abundant.

The Monter Family Early Childhood Center provides an environment in which children and their families feel at home and comfortable. An integral part of our philosophy is that we work in partnership with families so that we support their needs, child rearing practices and family values. Our program is based on practices supported by research in Early Childhood Education. Children learn by doing. We have created an environment and curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, supports children’s individuality and provides space, materials and activities through which we guide children’s learning.

Children are engaged in experiences that promote self-worth, self-esteem and self confidence, while learning to be responsible for themselves and their actions. They are taught to cooperate with their teachers and peers, while understanding their feelings and learning to express those feelings in an appropriate manner. Children grow and feel secure while learning about the world around them.

We Give You Flexibility

At SYJCC we understand that there are challenges in raising a family and managing everyone’s busy schedules. We give you the flexibility to schedule your children according to your family’s needs. For your convenience, we offer extensive hours – open from 6:30am to 6 pm, five days a week, including many school holidays. You can choose from:

  • Days: 3,4, or 5 days
  • Hours: 4, 6.5, or 8-11 hours
  • You can even add a day when needed

No need to prepare lunch – it’s provided to your child!

An Active Learning Environment
Recent studies have confirmed what we have known for years – preschool children learn best through active exploration rather than drills and memorization. Visualize your child making friends during circle time, learning new words in a story, mixing colors while painting, experimenting in a science lab, clicking icons on a computer or Smart Board, playing in the tumbling room and more…..

Children of all ages are nurtured and will grow in their self-concept, emotional, social, language, physical and cognitive development.

Weekly specials include Swimming, Physical Education, Music & Movement, Library & S.T.E.M. Lab: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Teachers and school administrators tell us that SYJCC graduates arrive well prepared to excel in school both academically & socially.

July 2018 Activity Calendar

August 2018 Activity Calendar

2018-2019 School Year Calendar

For fees & more information contact Miriam Truss, (631)462-9800 x114

BEFORE/AFTER SCHOOL CARE

Kidsplace
Grades K-8
September – June
Kidsplace is a fun & safe recreational program for children offered before & after school. Your child will play with friends & enjoy swim, sports, arts & crafts, homework help & much more! Breakfast, snacks & transportation are provided at no additional charge & you will be eligible for certain enrichment classes & vacation programs at a reduced cost.

For fees & more information contact Victoria Queen, (631)462-9800 x129.

SPECIAL NEEDS AFTER CARE

Emunah After-School Program (Ages 5-21) for students with intellectual and/or developmental disorders

Monday – Friday, School Year

This fun filled social program fosters group interaction while children may improve their motor skills, speech, language & independent living skills. A typical day could include homework help, nutritional focused projects, art projects, gym time, gardening, swimming, and some vocational training. Emunah runs from 3pm to 6pm Mondays – Thursdays & from 3pm –

5:30pm on Fridays. The Butler Special Needs Center follows the Commack School District calendar. If school is not in session there will also be no after-school program that day. Light snack provided.

Click Here for More Info: Emunah After School

 

Life Skills Club (Ages 13-21) (Ages 21 – 29)

Bi-weekly on Sundays, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Programs for teens and adults looking to increase independence & prepare to enter the workforce within a curriculum driven group. Attendees will learn & practice pre-vocational/vocational skills, adult daily living skills (ADL’s) & basic cooking skills. Attendees will be encouraged & aided in socializing with their peers & advocating for their needs.

Click Here for More Info: Lifeskills Group

 

Sunday Social Group Bi-Weekly Sundays – now two age groups!  (Ages 12-21) (Ages 21 – 29) Fun and swim with friends, hang out with old friends and/or meet new friends!
Click Here for More Info: Sunday Social Group

For fees & more information contact Stacey Astachovsky, (631)462-9800 x142

PARENT-CHILD PROGRAMS

PARENT-CHILD PROGRAMS

FOR NEW PARENTS

New Parent, New Baby (Birth-6 months)
Something for you & your new baby. Come meet other new parents & share your stories while making new friends.

Babycize (3-10months)
A program for parent & baby involving exercises including crawling, rocking & rolling along with songs & play.

Wiggle, Jiggle & Move (6-12 months)
Move & groove with your baby! We tumble, blow bubbles, make new friends & more!

Wee Got the Beat (6-12 months)
Little ones & their grown-ups will be led through a developmentally engaging class of musical fun!

Toddlercize (11-18 months)
Bring your toddler to a place where he/she can climb, run, jump & learn the basics of tumbling in a safe, cheerful environment.

Romp & Roll (12-24 months)
Your toddler, with you as a guide, will use equipment such as climbing ramps, mats & balancing boards that are age & size appropriate to practice newly acquired skills.

Organized Chaos (12-24 months)
Help your child develop motor & social skills & encourage self-confidence through play with their new friends.

Intro to Independence (18-30 months)
Children will enjoy activities & free play in a warm & loving atmosphere that gently introduces them to separation in a preschool setting (45 minutes with your child, 45 minutes without).

For more information contact Angela Mouquin, (631)462-9800 x135

PARENT-CHILD PROGRAMS

BABYSITTING SERVICES & PROGRAMS

Kids Night Out
Grades K – 5

Wear your pajamas & get ready for a fun night of gym time, arts & crafts, a movie with popcorn & more.
Grades 6 – 9

Once a month have the SYJCC gym to yourself. Play organized games of basketball, whiffle ball, soccer, volleyball & more. Refreshments provided.

PARENT-CHILD PROGRAMS

BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Birthday Parties
Offered on Sundays
Celebrate your child’s birthday at SYJCC with some great party options. Birthday parties include up to 20 children, ice cream cake from Baskin & Robbins, 15 latex balloons, paper goods & party favors. Party options include: Pool, Gym or Crafts.

For fees & more information contact Ron Hayden, (631)462-9800 x120

PARENT-CHILD PROGRAMS

KAMP HOPE

Inspiring Hope for Families Living with Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute, 24% of adults diagnosed with cancer have one or more children under the age of 18. This equates to nearly 3 million children in the United States living with a parent diagnosed with cancer. Patients with young children face even greater challenges with frequent separation, diminished levels of energy, financial hardship & physical changes in a parent’s appearance due to the unwelcomed side effects of most treatments. Cancer robs a child of the chance to be “just be a kid”. Kamp Hope provides opportunities for a positive, safe, supportive & fun day that lifts the spirits of the entire family.

For more information, or to make a tax-deductible financial gift, please contact Nancy Briel: nbriel@syjcc.org or (631)462-9800 x118

PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR 2-5 YEAR OLDS

Fun with Phonics (Age 4)
Does your four-year-old need some extra practice with letter recognition & sound association? This fun one-hour program, taught by an experienced Pre-K teacher/reading specialist will be varied with puzzles, books & more. Your child will be exposed to many different activities reinforcing letters & sounds. He or she will be making an alphabet booklet to use at home.

Leap into Literacy (Age 4)
This is the next advanced class after “Fun with Phonics”.  “Phonics” must be successfully completed by the child before attending “Leap”, (prerequisite).

“All Star” Sports and Movement Club (Ages 3 & 4)
“All Star” Sports and Movement Club introduces young athletes to a wide variety of sports and movement. Every week they come in with a new sport/activity. All programs are non competitive, fast paced and FUN!

Kid’s Yoga (Ages 3 & 4)
Why yoga? Incorporating yoga into your child’s experiences improves concentration & focus, enhances creativity & improves confidence, relieves anxiety & improves academic performance. Children of all abilities, including children with ADHD, improve listening & learning skills & enhance self-awareness & strengthen self-esteem.

Soccer (Ages 3 & 4)
Learn fundamental basic skills in a fun environment.

Indoor Tennis (Ages 3 & 4)
Have fun learning the basics of tennis on our modified indoor/outdoor courts.

Ballet (Ages 3 & 4)
Have fun learning basic ballet steps as you prepare for your show.

Basketball (Ages 3 & 4)
Have fun learning the basics of basketball on our modified courts with low baskets.

Hip Hop (Ages 3 & 4)
Come shake what you got as you prepare for our show.

Tap (Ages 3 & 4)
Have fun learning basic tap dance steps as you prepare for your show.

Martial Arts (Ages 3 & 4)
Your child will improve their focus, increase their discipline, build their confidence, and enhance their coordination all while having fun

Intro to Yoga (Age 2)
Incorporating yoga into your child’s experiences improves concentration & focus, enhances creativity & improves confidence, relieves anxiety & improves academic performance. Children of all abilities, including children with ADHD, improve listening & learning skills & enhance self-awareness & strengthen self-esteem.

Cabaret Kids  (Ages 3 & 4)
Lights, Camera, Action! Cultivate your child’s inner star with this nurturing performing arts program where everyone gets to shine!

Swim & Gym  (Ages 3 & 4)
Children will swim in the indoor pool and then dry off and have an action packed gym session.

Intro to Dance (Age 2)
An introduction to ballet, hip hop and tap as well as other innovative dance styles to ensure the children will be moving and grooving.

Dance Combo (Ages 3 & 4)

For more information contact Angela Mouquin, (631)462-9800 x135

Click here to download the early 2019 Schedule

PROGRAMS FOR KIDS
ENRICHMENT CLASSES FOR K-12

Double Dutch Sunday (Grades K-5)
One of America’s favorite pastimes is coming back! Come learn how to Double Dutch with Erica Dantzler, a 2 time world champion and extra in Disney’s “Jump In”. As children progress they will learn tricks and techniques – no experience necessary! Because Double Dutch stresses both collaborative and individual performance, participants learn to work together while gaining confidence.

Dance Combo Thursday (Grades K-5)
Join our dance instructor, Laura Gautsche, on Thursdays for a combination of hip-hop, tap & ballet. Your dance star will learn hip hop and classical dance moves. During the last class you may watch as the dancers hit the stage for their recital.

Splash Ball Monday (Ages 7-12)
An introduction to water polo. To be eligible to participate children should be able to: back float, tread water & front crawl.

Mad Science Tuesday (Grades K-5)
Mad Science, the world’s leader in fun science for children, brings their exciting program to SYJCC. In this class you will learn about Fantastic Flyers, Super Structures & Under Pressure.

Martial Arts Friday (Grades K-5)
This beginner martial arts class will teach your Karate Kid self-defense basics while having a blast! An experienced instructor from the United Studios of Self Defense will help your child to build strength, balance, agility & flexibility. In addition, he/she will develop better study habits, self-confidence, perseverance, respect, self-control & so much more!

Cooking with Stars (Grades K-5)
Little chefs gain confidence as they participate independently in the kitchen. Counting & measuring, as well as ingredient experimentation, make math & science a natural part of every lesson. This is an independent participation class.

Please see Calendar for schedule and fees
For more information contact Rebecca Oyer, (631)462-9800 x129

BUTLER SPECIAL NEEDS CENTER

Weekday Programs

Emunah After-School Program (Ages 5-21) for students with intellectual and/or developmental disorders

Monday – Friday, School Year

This fun filled social program fosters group interaction while children may improve their motor skills, speech, language & independent living skills. A typical day could include homework help, nutritional focused projects, art projects, gym time, gardening, swimming, and some vocational training. Emunah runs from 3pm to 6pm Mondays – Thursdays & from 3pm –

5:30pm on Fridays. The Butler Special Needs Center follows the Commack School District calendar. If school is not in session there will also be no after-school program that day. Light snack provided.

Click Here for More Info: Emunah After School

 

Adult Hang Out (Ages 30+) Tuesdays 6pm – 7:30

Adults with intellectual and/or developmental disorders are welcomed to come make new friends by enjoying fun group activities and swimming in the JCC’s pool. Light snack provided.

Click Here for More Info:  Tuesda_Adult_Hang-Out.pdf

 

Self-Advocacy Group (Ages 21+)

Every first Wednesday of the month (Time TBD for start date of 11/7)

Individuals with intellectual and/or developmental diagnoses are welcome to meet collectively at the SYJCC and be a part of the larger SANYS (Self-Advocacy of New York State). This group’s focus will be to share needs and wants, create resolutions together and present to legislatures at the local level through Suffolk County. Additional advocacy activities available with this group! Come make friends and become your best self-advocate!

Click Here for More Info:  Self-Advocacy.pdf

 

Weekend Programs

Saturday Night T(w)een & Adult Lounge Programs (Ages 12-21)(Ages 21 – 29)

Bi-weekly on Saturdays, 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Join us for a night of fun! During this person-centered group activity time, we have a blast engaging each other as we swim, play video games, shoot hoops, create arts & crafts, watch a movie & so much more! Light snack provided.

Click Here for More Info:  2_age-groups_Sat-night_lounge.pdf

 

Life Skills Club (Ages 13-21) (Ages 21 – 29)

Bi-weekly on Sundays, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Programs for teens and adults looking to increase independence & prepare to enter the workforce within a curriculum driven group. Attendees will learn & practice pre-vocational/vocational skills, adult daily living skills (ADL’s) & basic cooking skills. Attendees will be encouraged & aided in socializing with their peers & advocating for their needs.

Click Here for More Info: Lifeskills Group

 

Sunday Social Group Bi-Weekly Sundays – now two age groups!  (Ages 12-21) (Ages 21 – 29) Fun and swim with friends, hang out with old friends and/or meet new friends!
Click Here for More Info: Sunday Social Group

 

T(w)een & Adult Social Groups (Ages 12-21) (Ages 21 – 29) Bi-weekly on Sunday, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Join our recreational groups for children and adults with learning differences & special needs. Led by trained staff, participants will build social, self-advocacy & effective communication skills while engaged in recreational activities with others. Swim and light snack included!

 

Sunday Lunch Bunch Groups (Ages 12-21) (Ages 21 – 29) Join us for lunch! We will help prepare a delicious lunch to enjoy as a group. Attendees learn to prepare meals, cook, indulge & work together as a team.

Click Here for More Info:  Lunch_Bunch_2_age_groups.pdf

 

Holiday Programs

School Aged Children (5 – 21)

Looking for something to do while school is closed for your child? Be sure to register for our Holiday Programs! These special holidays are filled with fun as we venture to community locations such as, but not limited to, bowling, trampoline parks, Plaster Kraze, and so much more! We ask that your child bring a peanut free lunch, bathing suit and towel. Please wear sneakers because structured gym time will be happening as well. We look forward to seeing you and your child at the next Holiday Program!

Click Here for More Info:  Election_Day_11-6-18.pdf

 

Adults (21+)

Know adults attending Day Services Programs that close for holidays? Looking for something to do on these days? Come share in the fun of our Holiday Programs! Come with old friends, make new friends and have a blast going out into the community, swimming and fun in the gym at your local Suffolk Y JCC. We ask that you bring a peanut free lunch, bathing suit and towel, and wear your sneakers. We look forward to meeting you at the next Holiday Program!

Click Here for More Info:  Nov_flyers.pdf

 

Additional Programs

CLASSP Intern Program

October through May

This wonderful UJA Federation funded internship program allows participating organizations to introduce high school students to a potential career in working with children and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disorders. Interns will gain Rampapo for Children’s curriculum training, hands on experience, a college credit and a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the program!

 

Lego Donations Requested!!

Click Here for More Info:  Lego_Donation_request_flyers.pdf

 

Looking for a program and don’t see it here? We can work together to create it!

Please see Calendar and Flyers for schedules and fees.

Click Here for More Info:  Emunah_Calendar_2018-2019.pdf

For more information contact Stacey Astachovsky, (631)462-9800 x142 or email sastachovsky@syjcc.org

SCHOOL CLOSING CARE

Holiday Programs (Grades K-8)
(Most school holiday closings)
9am-3pm
Your answer to what to do with your child during school break. Children are grouped by age & participate in a number of activities including day trips, assembly programs, gym activities, swim & crafts.

Holiday Programs Extended Day (Grades K-8)
Need some extra coverage for your child during school break? Sign up for extended day to add to the holiday program experience.

Please see Calendar for schedule and fees
For more information contact Ron Hayden, (631)462-9800 x120