The Manhattan College after school program provides children in grades K-4 with enrichment in science, math, engineering, technology-based subjects, and the arts. This program also offers homework help with the review for upcoming exams taught by college students and experienced educators. Each day will include different topics and lessons that feature a STEM or arts-related activity.
The Manhattan College after school program takes place at Amber Charter School at 3120 Corlear Ave, Bronx, NY 10463.
The program starts on March 27th, 2021, and ends on June 11th, 2021. *On snow days, our program will be closed unless otherwise notified. And we follow Amber Charter School Kingsbridge closures for school holidays and breaks.
REGISTRATION IS OPEN.
**Please note: Currently, the Manhattan College after school program is only serving students attending Amber Charter School Kingsbridge.
I would like to acknowledge the hard work of your after school program tutors. I find them to be a great role model for the students, especially my son. They create a pleasant, helpful and safe environment. I appreciate the effort and time they provides and I hope they continue to influence the students to thrive for success.
What guidelines for COVID-19 are you following at your program?
Manhattan College understands the New York State Child Care Programs issued guidelines and will implement them. For those families traveling, refer to this document for guidelines.
What does a typical day look like?
Students start the program with snack time. After the snack, they receive homework, help, and support.
Can I prorate the service fee into only the days that my child needs to go to afterschool?
Unfortunately, we cannot prorate the service fee into the days that accommodate your individual case. You have to pay the full-service fee independently if your child comes to the program or not.
If I decide to take my child off the program for one term, can my child normally go back to the program?
Suppose you decide not to have your child to continue in our program for one specific term. Your child may lose her/his place in our program.
Does the program run during school for half days?
No, there is no after school program when the school only opens for half days.
How does this program differ from other after school programs?
What makes us different is that our staff consists of young adults enrolled in college to work with children in their careers. Most of these students are pursuing careers in education and working with and teaching young children. Our staff also includes educators with managerial and teaching experience in schools.
Where is our after-school program located?
We are located at Amber Charter School: Kingsbridge at 3120 Corlear Ave, Bronx, NY 10463.
What is the student-teacher ratio?
Our student/teacher ratio is 10:1, which allows for a more personalized learning approach.
Does this program offer field trips?
No. All activities and classes are held on Amber Charter School: Kingsbridge grounds only.
What are the rules of this program?
We follow the same rules and discipline procedures as during the school day. A list of the school policies can be found under the parent handbook, which can be found here.
How will my student get home after attending Manhattan College after school program?
We do not provide any transportation for students to go home. Parents must pick their child up at 5:45 pm. Staff members are unable to transport students.
How are activity teachers and staff members selected?
All Manhattan College senior staff and human resources administrators identify, meet, and then screen all activity teachers who participate in the after-school program. Amber Charter School senior staff are also invited to participate in some of these interviews. All staff members also complete an extensive background check and are at least 18 years of age.
Does my child need to stay for the whole time?
Pick-up and drop-off times are completely flexible. Parents can drop off their children later or pick them up earlier. If a child seems exhausted, the child's guardians will be contacted to pick them up. To coordinate early or late pick-up/drop-off, contact the program coordinator in advance.
How much does it cost to register?
Check our website for updated pricing.
Does this after school program run during spring break, Christmas/holiday break, and/or during Thanksgiving recess?
No, we do not run the program during these holidays.
Does the program run during official no-school days?
No, we do not run the program during no-school days.
The drop-off time* for in-person is 3:00 pm, and the pick-up time is 5:45 pm. Any students that remain on the premises after 6:00 pm will be charged a late pick-up fee of $25 for every 30 minutes or less.
*Children stay at Amber Charter School Kingsbridge and are picked-up by Manhattan College staff. Children never leave the Amber Charter School Kingsbridge building.
Parents must provide one nut-free snack in a sealed lunch box every day.
TUITION and FEES
Because of COVID-19, we offer three options for Amber Charter School families.
A) In-Person 8 Days (M-Th) Tuition = $145* *fees are not prorated per day, even if the child can only attend certain days during the term
B) Online 12 Days (one hour per day M-Th) Tuition = $160* *fees are not prorated per day, even if the child can only attend certain days during the term
C) Combo In-Person and Online 20 Days Tuition = $290* *fees are not prorated per day, even if the child can only attend certain days during the term
** Payment Deadlines/Fechas Limite de pago:
(Once you have submitted your child's registration, there is no need to re-submit the registration, submit payment. Una vez que haya enviado la forma de registro de su hijo(a), no es necesario que reenvie la forma de registro, solamente debe realizar su pago)
For April 2021: March 17, 2021 For May 2021: April 17, 2021 For June 2021: May 17, 2021