Providing Woodside with Resources for Success
Woodside on the Move believes that all children and adults deserve the resources necessary to succeed, both in school and beyond. The goal of our Education and Training Department is to promote education and achievement beyond school hours; for both youth and adults in Woodside. As such, we provide After-School, Summer Camp, and Adult Literacy and ESL programs free of charge.
After School and Summer Camp Programs for Children
Our After-School Programs at P.S. 152 and P.S. 11 serve approximately 700 Woodside-based school children (grades K-6) each year. The programs operate on Mondays through Fridays from 2:30pm to 5:30pm during the regular school year. Additional holiday programming is provided from 8:00am to 6:00pm during school holidays, as well as winter, mid-winter, and spring recesses.
The Woodside on the Move Summer Camp Program serves approximately 310 elementary school youth and operates at P.S.11 for 7 weeks, M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pm during the months of July and August.
To support the specific curricula promoted at each school, we operate slightly different programs at each site. Classes held at both schools include daily homework sessions (where children are encouraged to work on the subjects they find most challenging), and standard academic classes (Math, Science, English/Language Arts). All academic activities emphasize the Common Core Aligned Tasks learned during the school day, providing an opportunity for students to have individualized support for their questions.
WOTM makes every effort to diversify class offerings to its After-School and Summer Camp students. To ensure that our programming is relevant and engaging, we aim to integrate activities of various service and professional organizations into the curricula (in recent years, we have worked with NY Road Runners Youth and Community Services, Mare Nostrum Theater, GrowNYC, and Artistic Dreams International). When possible, recreation, service learning, and playful exploration are merged with academics which are taught throughout the day. Depending on the grade level and the school program, WOTM offers classes in visual arts, literature, dance, music, creative writing, performance art/theater, life skills, business enterprise, journal writing, and fitness.
Enrollment for the After School and Summer Camp programs is determined via a lottery system, as demand always exceeds available program slots. To register for the lotteries (which for the 2012-2013 academic year, will happen in September for the After School program, and in March for the 2013 Summer Camp program), check the WOTM main page for updates and details.
Adult Literacy and ESL Classes
From October to June, WOTM offers a free Literacy & ESL class for adults. Held in P.S.11, the class meets three times weekly with a certified instructor, and provides participants with important language skills to improve their employment potential, civic engagement, and quality of life.
Classes are currently Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3pm-6pm and run from Tuesday November 4, 2012 through Wednesday, June 21st, 2013.
Enrollment information and updates can be found on our main page or by calling our offices at 718-476-8449.
The activities of WOTM’s Education and Training Department are made possible by the support of the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, ConEdison, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer, and community donations.