When school is out, J-Space is the place to be!

J-Space Afterschool is a licensed enrichment program of the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island offered at the Dwares JCC for children in grades K-5. Our goal is to provide children with a safe and nurturing environment focused on academics, social skills, sports, arts, and fun! This year, we have an exciting line-up with different offerings each day to provide kids with a full schedule of opportunities.

J-Space curriculum includes:

Monday-Friday, April 1 - June 7 (No J-Space the week of April 15, and April 22 - 23)
Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm
Sign up for the full week or individual days*
Grades K-5: Non-members $175 | JCC Members $150
Grades 6-8: Non-members $125 | JCC Members $100
*Pricing is calculated per individual day for the 10-week block (all Mondays, all Tuesdays, etc.)

Ready to sign up? Click here. (If you have a hard time finding the classes on our registration website, please use the search bar and type in "J-Space," hit enter and all the programs will appear).

All J-Space staff are certified in first aid and CPR.

Enrichment Descriptions:

Storytelling & Play Class: Let’s laugh, sing, and make a beautiful ruckus! Join Studio Playground for an acting class that empowers students to develop confidence and find their voice within an ensemble. All classes begin with a group warm up and physical acting game as students learn the fundamental concepts of voice, body, and imagination. Over 10 weekly sessions, students explore elements of song, storytelling, clowning, and performance projects. Let’s find that delightful little sparkle of joy and learn to share it with an audience! Each session culminates in a performance for friends and family. This session is for children in grades K-3 only. Grades 4-5 will join up older students in special organized activities.
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Gardening Adventure: Spring is on its way and it’s time to get our hands dirty! Gardening with kids at a young age teaches kids to have patience, healthy eating habits, and that it is okay to get dirty. While partaking in this program, kids will plant flowers & veggies, explore nature, and learn about the outdoors.
Tuesdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm

Snapology: Create amazing movies with stop motion animation using LEGO® bricks. Children will work in teams to produce their very own movie complete with dialogue and sound effects. Movies are uploaded to a secure site for family and friends to see how cool they are! Our last class will be our Movie Debut Viewing, complete with popcorn, for families and friends!
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00pm

The Arts: Kids are given an opportunity to learn and explore their creativity through their own self-expression from a variety of activities including painting, cooking, drawing and more! Each week will be a different activity for kids to explore. By the end of each class, every child will walk away with a newly learned skill!
Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm

Swim & Play: Join us on Fridays for a fun-filled day of swimming and playing different and fun games that may include gaga ball, tag, and PE-style games.
Fridays, 3:30 - 5:30pm

For more information about J-Space, contact Rachel Accetturo.