Early Childhood





Special Needs • Children

Funding for special needs programs is provided through generous grants from the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, Kids Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow, UJA Federation, Hudson Valley DDSO and individual contributions.

Programs noted below are on-going and fees will be pro-rated.  Please contact Director of Special Needs Services, Amanda Gabel, for additional information and to register.



Almost Home Plus

Director, Hilary Archigian, harchigian@shamesjcc.org
Grades K-6; September to June

As part of our Almost Home after school program, Almost Home Plus is our after school program for children who need support due to cognitive, emotional, and/or behavioral differences requiring more individualized attention to ensure a safe, fun, and successful experience.  If a child is observed to require a greater level of supervision once enrolled in Almost Home, whether or not there is a formal diagnosis, the Almost Home director will meet with parents to discuss transitioning the child to Almost Home Plus.  If you suspect your child may require additional support or supervision, we recommend scheduling an intake interview before registering. Almost Home Plus students participate in all Almost Home activities; additional fees apply.


Vacation Sensations Plus

Director, Hilary Archigian, harchigian@shamesjcc.org
Ages 5-12

As part of our Vacation Sensations program, Vacation Sensations Plus is geared towards children on the autism spectrum or with related developmental disabilities. Vacation Sensations Plus provides programming during specified school vacations dates. Programming included field trips and on-site programming.  Vacation Sensations Plus is a 2:1 staffing ratio setting. Intakes and IEP/504 is required.  Visit www.shamesjcc.org for specific dates and pricing.

Amanda Gabel

Director of Special Needs Services

(914) 366-7898 x1108

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