For working parents, managing their kids’ after-school activities, solving transportation needs, and ensuring a safe and fun environment is a juggling act. Monday through Friday can feel more like a three-ring circus. What if there was a way to be at the office, knowing your child will be safely transported to a program with a campus of exciting indoor/outdoor fun, provided healthy food options, and given supervised homework time? Sound like a dream? For families in North Atlanta, there’s a team who makes this dream work, providing all this and more. It’s called Club J, an after-school program dedicated to making life more convenient for working moms and dads, and life more enriching for kids between the hours of 2:30–6 p.m. Whether it’s getting a head start on homework in a supervised setting, or having your child served dinner one night a week, convenience for working parents is seriously considered.
Club J is a one-of-a-kind, after-school experience for rising pre-K through 5th graders, located at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta’s (MJCCA) Zaban Park campus in Dunwoody (5342 Tilly Mill Rd., Dunwoody). Flexible three-, four- and five-day options offer working parents in Atlanta just the right plan to meet their family’s needs. Private, supervised buses pick up students from 15 area schools and safely transport them to the MJCCA, where kids are greeted and escorted inside.
“I searched for an after-school program where I didn’t have to worry about how my kids would get there, and where there were activities other than just playing on a playground, or sitting for hours in yet another classroom,” says Megan Usow. “The options were either inconvenient, or uninspired, but Club J at Zaban Park takes the concept of after-school programming to another level.” Usow is now Club J Director, and dedicated to providing parents with a level of convenience and care-giving that is vitally important to herself, and many other employed moms and dads.
Kids are offered a wide variety of counselor-led programs, including swimming, sports, science discovery, dance, cooking, rock wall, and many other indoor and outdoor activities. Counselors accompany kids from one activity to another, ensuring a safe and fun-filled experience.
For parents with part-time or flexible-hour jobs, Transportation Only plan is also available that will enable kids to be picked up at their school, in supervised buses, and dropped off at the MJCCA.
Busy parents need to be able to focus on work, and rest assured that their kids are being well taken care of. Homework started, and dinner served before you pick your kids up? Now that’s a dream come true!
To register for the 2017-2018 school year, visit AtlantaJCC.org/afterschool. For more information, or to schedule a tour, contact Club J Director Megan Usow, at 678.812.3761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.