Recreation Department
After School Program

Welcome to the Beacon After School Program, held in J.V. Forrestal, Sargent and South Ave. Elementary schools. This program offers more than just child care; the program offers exposure to many different activities; an opportunity for your child to try something new or learn more about something they already enjoy. It is our goal to provide a safe and fun recreational experience to all participating children while providing opportunity for enrichment

Each day, the children are dismissed from their classroom directly to the program, where they have about thirty minutes of free play followed by a snack. From 4:00 to 4:50 is the first activity period followed by a second fifty-minute activity period. Scheduled activities are complete around 5:45. Parents are welcome to pick their child up at any time prior to 6:00.

Your child may attend any number of days per week. Activities will fill up fast; secure your space early if you want a particular activity. Please see the chart below for the schedule of daily activities1

Session 1 2017-2018
September 11th through November 10th








In addition to the main activities above, children have alternative activities to select from each day. This includes an option for homework help. We offer four sessions each school year, each session will have different activities at each school. You must re-register for each session. This program is registered through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. As per OCFS standards, staff are trained in CPR and First Aid and have passed a criminal background check.

We thank you for the opportunity to be inspired by your child.