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J-Care Afterschool Program

J-Care, the Tucson J’s afterschool program for kids in grades K-5, provides an intentional after-school experience where all children discover, learn and grow.

During the 2024-2025 school year, J-Care runs from August 5, 2024 through May 21, 2025.

The J-Care afterschool program is designed to serve your child on the days when their primary school is in session. Our program is in session from the time of school dismissal until 6:00 p.m.

What to Expect at J-Care

  • One-stop shop for expert-led enrichment activities and programs in arts, sciences, and sports
  • Homework help
  • Fun physical activity and outdoor play
  • Social action projects around inclusivity, kindness, and community
  • Integrated Jewish values and holiday celebrations
  • Healthy Snacks

J-Care also accommodates for all early dismissals and half-days ending at or after 11:30 am. All full-day care (or “School Days Out”, where your child’s school is not in session) are included with your J-Care registration (except “transportation only” registrants). There is a separate charge for Winter Camp J during winter break.

Fall 2024 After School Care Options

Pm-Only Care: As schools are beginning to resume, we are committed to providing traditional after-school care on the days that you need it. PM-Only Care is available Monday-Friday, 2-6pm, for parents who’d like to drop their kids off.

PM Care with Transportation: We are offering transportation options with 1-5 days of service, from several Tucson schools to the J. 

Sample Schedule

3-4pm: arrivals, healthy snack, indoor/outdoor free play, hands-on learning games (like chess, connect four, flash card relay races, etc.)

4-5:30pm: welcome circle, specialist-led enrichment programs and activities in arts, cooking, and sports, weekly value exploration, Jewish holiday learning and celebrations, special guests and projects, and homework help

5:30-6pm: closing circle, free play, and departures

Time TBD: Learning Lab 

Transportation from School

We are picking up from the following schools. Busses fill fast and are first come, first serve. *Subject to change*

  • Basis Primary
  • CFHS
  • Fruchthendler
  • Khalsa Montessori (River + Camden Campuses)
  • Manzanita
  • Orange Grove Middle
  • Sam Huges
  • Sunrise Dr.
  • Tucson Hebrew Academy
  • Ventana Vista
  • Esperero Canyon Middle School

Please fill out our inquiry form if your school is not on the list and we will accommodate what we can. 

In J-Care, we believe that an equitable opportunity to recreation makes a positive impact on our student's quality of life. Diversity enriches our community, which is why we strive to ensure that all children of all identities and abilities find the opportunity to fully participate in our program. Our J-Care Inclusion Program is fully inclusive, providing additional support for students with disabilities to have an intentional after-school experience where all children discover, learn and grow.