Explorers: Kids Building Our World

After school program for children in grades K-8, open until 7pm, transportation from select schools included, inclusion program offered. Homework help from certified DOE teachers, music, sports, swimming, STEAM, and more!

Located at the Bernikow JCC, Explorers will be able to take advantage of the beautiful facility, including our indoor pool, gyms, and music rooms. Our program aims to educate the whole child through various kinds of activities that stimulate the mind, body, and spirit.

Expand Your Mind
• Academic support and homework help from DOE Certified Teachers
• Tutoring available for an additional fee
• Music lessons at the Dorothy Delson Kuhn Music Institute
• Chess and other games designed
• STEAM activities, including arts & crafts

Nourish the Body
• Sports taught by JCC coaches, including Shoot 4 Success basketball and soccer
• Kidzercise fitness program and drills & skills physical education
• Instructional swim from our aquatics instructors
• Yoga and Zumba classes
• Healthy choice cooking projects

• Meditation circles
• Social-emotional learning activities, including incentive charts and Kid of the Week
• Jewish value of the month

We also offer an inclusion program for those who would benefit from it. Interview required for enrollment.

Busing Information:
• Open daily until 7:00pm
• Half day pickup included
• Door to Door service from schools

Schools Serviced:
P.S. 4, 29, 36, 42, 48, 54, 55, 58, 72, I.S. 75, and Petrides

Please note pickup from a particular school is based on enrollment and transportation availability. Other schools may be considered upon request.

School’s Out Trips:
When school is out, we’re still keeping busy. Our School’s Out Trips take kids to hands-on museums, zoos, amusement parks, bowling alleys, and more! School’s Out Trips take place from 9am-5pm and are available for an additional fee. Extended hours from 8-9am and 5-7pm are available to Explorers families for free.

Contact Lisa Quinn for more information at 718.475.5284 or [email protected]

Joan and Alan Bernikow JCC
1466 Manor Road
Staten Island, NY 10314
[email protected]