Our licensed School Age Childcare Program (SACC)—also known as our After School Program—is offered daily, Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We provide homework assistance and recreational activities such as arts and crafts, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, girls' and boys' mentoring programs and supervised sports, basketball and flag football. In addition to our after school program we also provide childcare when the youth have half-days, and days off from school: We call it "Vacation Camp." We also provide childcare when schools are closed due to weather, and when parents have to work. We gladly accept Department of Social Services vouchers for childcare.
We have been a provider of summer camp for over 15 years. Our summer camp provides youth an exciting and action-packed 8 weeks of activities. The children are all enrolled in the Mayor's Reading Challenge and are encouraged to read, and compose an essay on each book they read. They participate in ELA and math classes to prevent summer time academic loss. They participate in creating science projects, go on nature walks and take weekly field trips. Through our collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension and their program, Healthy Eats New York, our youth are actively involved in developing healthy eating habits that decrease obesity and childhood diabetes.
Whatever the challenges you may be encountering in your life—domestic discord, youth truancy, substance abuse, financial duress—our trained staff and counselors are here to listen. If you wish, they can also put you in touch with the appropriate people to help with whatever situation you feel you need support in.
Our senior program offers a variety of activities for the active senior adult population. Along with our exercise programs, we offer educational workshops/seminars, day trips to areas of interest around and in Western New York and other social activities. All of our programs are suited to keep our senior adults healthy and engaged. The senior adults enjoy line dancing, painting, snacks, chat, stretch-band exercises, jewelry-making, Zumba, and Nintendo Wii.
Our partnership with Erie County Senior Services allows us to provide a hot and healthy lunch daily to senior adults. The suggested fee is $3.00 but no senior is turned away because of their inability to pay.
Also, the Cantalician Center runs a special program for seniors with disabilities.