After School

KAS Registration for 2017 – 2018 School Year, NOW OPEN!

Kids After School

Participating in this full school-year program allows students in grades K-6 to socialize with friends, complete homework with staff assistance and stay active through a variety of supervised activities. We offer a before school and after school program.

  • Licensed through the Maryland State Department of Education
  • Features energetic and enthusiastic staff, a variety of activities, homework help, healthy snacks, and credit towards Bender JCC youth enrichment classes.
  • Dedicated, quiet homework space with use of Chromebooks
  • School Out Days, Early Dismissal Days and Winter & Spring Break Camps are included in the cost of the program on the days your child is enrolled
  • Supervised walkover from CESJDS is provided for all children in grades K-3.
  • MCPS provides bus transportation to the Bender JCC from Luxmanor and Farmland elementary and Tilden middle school.
  • Swim on Fridays in our two pools (Indoor | Outdoor)

Aligned with our Center’s mission statement, our programs are inclusive and open to all. Support and special accommodations are available by request to our Director of Special Needs and Inclusion, Leah Schwartz, at

Contact for more information or questions about the program.

Kids After School Monthly Fees

(Cost per Month)

  Members**  Public
5 Days $456  $488
3 Days $323  $355
2 Days $244  $265

$100 Registration Fee is required for all participants. This fee is non-refundable.
**Must have Family level membership to take advantage of member rates.

If you have already registered for Kids After School, we need you to complete the following required forms. Please return completed required forms to Sarah Weissman at the Bender JCC. For more information, contact Sarah at 301-348-3767 or

School Out Days

When School is closed, the Bender JCC staff provides a fun and engaging day of programming such as sports, swimming and arts and crafts. We also will take field trips on certain days.

School Out Day programs run from 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM, unless otherwise noted.

See below for CESJDS & MCPS School Out Days (Bolded days are Winter Break Camp).

September 20, 2017 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM
 October 4, 2017 12:00 – 6:00 PM
October 11, 2017 12:00 – 6:00 PM
November 3, 2017 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
November 22, 2017 12:00 – 6:00 PM
December 7, 2017 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
December 8, 2017 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
December 22 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

(*) days – additional fee for field trip

Register for School Out Days

November 22, 2017 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

(*) days – additional fee for field trip

HolidayCare Days Time
October 5, 2017 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
October 6, 2017 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
October 12, 2017 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
October 13, 2017 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM

Register for HolidayCare Days

Class Complement

Pre- & Post-Enrichment Class Care

Offered Monday-Thursday

Class Complement needs to be registered by session

Class Complement | 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Offered Monday-Thursday between 3:30 and 4:30 PM. This program provides required supervision for children who are enrolled in an enrichment class and who will be at the Bender JCC before an enrichment class starting at 4:30 PM. Children will be escorted to their enrichment class by a member of the Bender JCC after-school staff. The children will NOT be picked up after class; parents are required to pick up their children DIRECTLY from the class. Free for members.

Class Complement Extended | 4:30-6:00 PM

Offered Monday-Thursday between 3:30 and 6:00 PM. Available for children who need coverage for classes beginning after 4:30 or AFTER their class ends. Children may do homework, read or play games. They will be escorted to and from their enrichment classes by a member of the after-school staff. This option provides coverage BEFORE and AFTER enrichment classes. A light snack will be offered.

CESJDS Walkover: if your child/ren go to CESJDS and are in K-2nd grade, we provide complementary walkover. Please email to add your child/ren to the walkover list.

Register Today!

This program provides required supervision for your child on an as-needed, drop-in basis. To register for Drop-In, please contact Sarah Weissman at 24 hours in advance. A healthy snack will be provided. Children can bring homework or a book or quiet activity from home.

*As children Drop-In to the Class Complement program, the same snack policy applies and will be offered at 4:45 PM.

Enrichment Classes

The Bender JCC offers a variety of after-school enrichment classes designed to educate and enlighten students of various grades.

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