Activities include homework help, arts and crafts, sports, field trips, special events, and use of gymnasium, game room, lounge, computer lab, playground, and outdoor fields. Children ages 4-6 participate in our Funland Program. We provide adult supervision and will be open most school holidays including early release days.
2020-21 School Year:
Ages: 4-12 (up to and including 7th grade)
Location: Jefferson Youth Center, 250 Athens Blvd - Please park in lot on Oakvale & enter door 3
Dates: Monday-Friday, tentatively reopening October 1, 2020-June 24, 2021
Hours: 2:45pm-6:00pm & extended times as indicated on schedule (we follow the Ken-Ton School District calendar only)
Closed: November 26, December 24-25, December 31-January 1, April 2, May 31, and Ken-Ton School District Snow Days
Memberships & Pricing
Monthly Memberships: Includes all regular school days as signed up for during the month (must fit a pattern; i.e. all Mondays & Tuesdays, or only Fridays - must be weekday specific, not date specific)
Full-Time 5 days/week (M-F): $135 with Access Card/$140 without Access Card/$125 Sibling rate (each child must have a current Access Card and reside in same household)
Daily Pattern (Choose which days of the weeks you need): $30 per month for each weekday with Access Card/$32 without Access Card
Drop-Ins: If you just need your child to come once in a while
Afternoon Drop-In Fee (on regular school days when we are open 2:45-6pm): $10
Vacation Club: Vacation Club will run on full days that school is closed when Jefferson is open 8am-6pm (ie. February break). Must sign up two weeks in advance.
Vacation Club Member Fee (must have a current membership in that month): $30 per day
Vacation Club Non-member: $40 per day
What is Vacation Club and why do I have to pay separately for it? We had to change our pricing structure for the 2019-20 school year. Because of the additional cost of staffing, field trips/special events, etc. on school breaks, and because not all of our Kids Club members attend Jefferson on these days, we broke these days out separately and call them Vacation Club days. Any day that we are open 8am-6pm is considered a Vacation Club day. If you need your child to attend on a Vacation Club day (ie. Superintendent Conference Day, Winter Break, Columbus Day Break, Spring Break, etc.), you can sign up and pay for those days individually. This way, we know exactly how many children to expect and can staff and plan appropriately.
If your child has a Kids Club membership for the month of February, for example, they would receive the discounted Vacation Club rate of $30 per day for the February break (as opposed to $40). Vacation Club days are NOT included in their membership, so you must register and pay separately!
The most important thing is planning ahead to register for Vacation Days at least two weeks in advance.
Please let us know if you have any questions – we know this can be confusing!
Registration now open for October only. All members (new and returning) must submit an online member information form IN ADDITION to registering for the program.
By Mail: Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation, 299 Decatur Road, Buffalo, NY 14223
We are unable to accept payment over the phone
Bussing to Jefferson may be available to students in the district through the Ken-Ton Transportation Department. You must submit a request form for alternate transportation directly to them. You can contact them directly at 874-8611.
Please note that because we are a community center that you pay membership fees for, Kids Club may not qualify as “childcare,” “daycare,” or an “after school program.” Jefferson Summer Camp, however, is a licensed summer day camp through the Erie County Health Department.
2020-21 Forms & Resources
pdf Kids Club 2020-21 Flyer & FAQs
pdf Kids Club 2020-21 Calendar - subject to change - updated 2/22/21
Online Member Information Form - must be submitted two weeks before your child's first day
pdf Monthly Registration Form - if you are registering in-person, this form must be completed
pdf Daily/Drop-In Registration Form - if you are registering in-person, this form must be completed
pdf Vacation Club Registration Form - if you are registering in-person, this form must be completed - subject to change at any time
pdf Ken-Ton Transportation Request - must be submitted directly to Transportation Department
pdf Kids Club 2020-21 Parent Handbook
pdf Scholarship Application
We are pleased to announce the Jefferson Youth Center Scholarship Program. Please review the strict qualification guidelines below (these guidelines are federally set, sorry we have no "wiggle room"). Applications are due in their entirety (including necessary financial documentation) well in advance of your child's desired start date. We will review applications on a rolling basis and notify you if we are able to provide you with financial assistance, and the level of funding we are able to provide. If any payment is required by you, you would need to submit payment within five days of notification.
Please note there are limited funds available so we encourage submitting an application ASAP. Due at least ten business days prior to your child's desired start date. Must submit with all required financial documentation, as well as Kids Club/Vacation Club registration form.
Qualifying Household Income Limits:
1 person - $43,500
2 persons - $49,700
3 persons - $55,900
4 persons - $62,100
5 persons - $67,100
6 persons - $72,050
7 persons - $77,050
8 persons - $82,000