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    JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace
    Street:
    1224 Prospect Avenue (and Vanderbilt Street)
    City:
    Brooklyn
    Phone:
    718-407-6377
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    Description:
    JCC Brooklyn Windsor Terrace Summer Day Camps offer swimming 3 times a week, trips, air conditioned buses, activities at the beautiful outdoor facilities on country-like campus in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  Ages 5-14.  Early drop off and late stay available.  Transportation from designated bus stops.  Breakfast and snack.  Small groups. http://www.jcc-brooklyn.org
     
    Discount:

    5% off Summer Day Camp

    Discount only valid with current program registration. Discount only applies for one person and cannot be transferred. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

    Review and Rating

    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 03-Dec-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  So far we are having a great experience with this program, though only started in September 2018. Our child started when she was not quite two years old, in the 18-24 month room and the school did a great job smoothly transitioning her into the two's class after her birthday in late-October. She looks forward to going every day, is making new friends and learning concrete things despite the child-centered, play-based curriculum. Her lead teacher seems extremely dedicated, creative and detail-oriented and very open to communication/questions from parents. A highlight is the app the school uses to send photos of daily activities to the parents each day. The school has also been very flexible with our requests to add sporadic after-care from 3-6pm when needed on a per diem basis, and switching from 4-5 days/week after we'd already started the program. My only concern is there seems to be quite a high turnover rate with teachers from what I've heard, which may be mainly an issue with the administration, benefits, etc. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours What would you change? Would be helpful to provide childcare during parent-teacher conferences and/or schedule them outside normal work hours. It's not as diverse as it could be socioeconomically/culturally.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 03-Dec-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2018/2019 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  My kid just started going this month, so we are still new with facility. They are very helpful with whatever questions you might have, from napping, potty training or separation anxiety (which is what we are struggling with). They provide snacks, but you have to bring your own lunch. My kid seems happy with different activities that they provide: music, art, blocks, walks to the park. We get daily notes and photos to keep at ease. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours What would you change? They take kids from 12month + only
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 12-Apr-2018
    Subject:  Review from the 2017/2018 PSP Daycare, Preschool, PreK, Kindergarten Survey
    Comment:  Preschool with a combined 2s/3s program. (may change for next year). Pros: Fun activities and outdoor time. My child enjoyed it and learned and seemed to always have fun. Flexible schedule for our family. Cons: Only 2 caretakers for 15 two to three year olds so sometimes staff seemed overwhelmed/tired/unenthusiastic. New program with new staff and it felt unorganized at times however improved as the year progressed. About the facility: Has outdoor space, Has afterschool options, Has early morning hours, provided snacks What would you change? The communication was poor regarding staff changes etc. The teacher we heard wonderful things about and why we signed up changed and we were never notified.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 03-Mar-2018
    Subject:   ISO reviews of Kings Bay Y 3s program
    Comment:  My daughter is currently at the Kings bay y and I truly cannot say enough great things about it. Ronnie and Sherry (who should be teaching the 3 year olds next year) are INCREDIBLE. My daughter has learned so much and she absolutely loves school. The school is play based and student-led and it's fantastic. The teachers have masters degrees and tons of experience. We get detailed emails with 10+ photos every day. The school also has a wonderful sense of community with lots of optional programming for families on the weekend who want to be involved. There is a very active parent committee-we are actually working together this weekend to add some new activities to their private outdoor space. I really can't say enough-I would keep my daughter there forever if I could!
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 03-Mar-2018
    Subject:  Re: ISO reviews of Kings Bay Y 3s program
    Comment:  My daughter is currently in the UPK class at Kings Bay Y Windsor Terrace and was in the 3s class last year.We absolutely love it. The teachers for the 2s and 3s classes (last year, this year and next year) are all wonderful. The curriculum is playbased and my daughter has experienced the most wonderful things. In her 3s class they built an F train and MTA ticket booth from boxes! In the warmer months they walk the neighborhood and visit the firehouse and Prospect Park. They now also have a play yard on the side of the building with 2 wonderful climbing frames and slides and swings. We (the current parent committee) are busy upgrading it with some additional age appropriate STEAM activities.Im sure your child will be happy at KBY!
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 04-Sep-2017
    Subject:  Review from the 2017 PSP Summer Camp Survey
    Comment:  Love that they have swim classes - the first time that our child has really enjoyed swimming. There was an issue with another child bullying our child one day at the beginning of the summer and it was dealt with quickly and effectively - the rest of the summer went smoothly and our child. Seemed like he had lots of fun with his friends there.If you could change anything, what would it be? More interaction between staff and parents.Age of child: 5-6Based on a Summer 2017 experience
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 14-May-2017
    Subject:  [2013PreK] Summer camp ideas?
    Comment:  I.'s current preschool down in South Windsor Terrace has a summer camp for under 4s, which is on site at her school and they will spend good days in Prospect Park. It's at Kings Bay Y Windsor Terrace. Call 718-407-6377 and speak to Ilona for more info.
    Reviewed by 2016Review
    On 25-Sep-2016
    Subject:  Summer Camp Survey 2016
    Comment:  Age of child: 8Review: Good.What would you change about the program, if anything? Trips are too far, disorganized.
    Reviewed by
    On 27-Mar-2014
    Subject:  Re: Kings Bay Y Summer Camp Reviews?
    Comment:  both my children have been going to their afterschool program for a few years now and last year was there first summer for camp. My 6 year old son spent two weeks there last summer and loved it. It's a really nice camp, well run with great counselors. I would consider it a good alternative to Park Slope Day Camp or Camp Explorers but on the less expensive side. They do a variety of activities-sports, arts & crafts, cooking, out door play, swimming 3 days a week, weekly trips and they have a huge indoor facility not far away that they can utilize for rainy days. I really like that each week has a special theme (cooking, nature, martial arts, sports, etc) so our kids get extra activities and trips geared toward that theme. Recently the Y organized a parent camp committee where close to a dozen parents got together with the administration to discuss how to make improvements to the camp and they wanted to hear what the parents really wanted. I think they recently did the same thing with some campers. I thought this was a smart thing to do. Also, the organization is very committed to getting involved in our community which I think this great. Both my kids will be going back this summer
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 25-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience
    Comment:  Age of Child: 10Likes: My child enjoyed the swimming and the trips.Would you send your child(ren) again? YesDo you recommend? RecommendDo you have any other information to add? My son attended for only one week this summer. The counselors made him feel a part of the group.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 25-Oct-2013
    Subject:  Review from 2013 Summer Camp Experience
    Comment:  Program: Regular Summer CampLikes: Swimming, art, soccerWhat would you change? More instruction at swimming time, rather than just free time in the poolWould you send your child(ren) again? YesDo you recommend? RecommendDo you have any other information to add? The counselors are very friendly and enthusiastic. The front office staff was flexible with us about mode and timing of payment.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 12-Mar-2012
    Subject:  2012 Birthday Party Survey Review
    Comment:  LIKES: Two areas--one for play, separate one for food but with a bouncy castle. We were left alone by the staff, which was great. I didn't feel rushed or like I needed to adhere to a schedule. What you'd change: We had a huge problem at first because the venue was closed and the staff had left. I had to place panicked calls and emails. It was clear the staff "forgot" about us. They showed up 50 minutes late to open the doors for us. Luckily I had (barely) enough time to get the party set up, but it was very stressful. Oh, and they lied about being 5 minutes away and having "stepped out briefly" but then the staffer showed up in a car service car, so clearly he hadn't just "stepped away". Do you recommend (High Rec, Rec, Rec w/ Reservations, Do Not Rec)? Recommend with Reservations
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 12-Mar-2012
    Subject:  2012 Birthday Party Survey Review
    Comment:  Name of Party: Playspace Address: Prospect Ave at Vanderbilt LIKES: 2 floors for $150 an hour. Foos downstairs with a jumpy castle and upstairs playspace. Everybody had a BALL. What you'd change: amount of time for set up (only 45 mins and we had a whole FIESTA theme!). Do you recommend (High Rec, Rec, Rec w/ Reservations, Do Not Rec)? Recommend
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 25-Jan-2012
    Comment:  Re: Seeking indoor playground in PS/PH area, or tumbling classesKings Bay Y in WT is open on weekends. It has a play space from 10-1pm I believe and it's only $7 per drop-in. You can check it out here:http://ywindsorterrace.org/0-6.html
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 28-Dec-2011
    Comment:  I just wanted to let you all in on a great new addition to our neighborhood. My son (5 years) is attending Kings Bay Y winter mini-camp this week. They're on Prospect Ave near the Ft. Hamilton subway stop around Greenwood Ave. He's only had one full day so far, but I am hooked! They went bowling yesterday, made gingerbread houses, and played and played! (my son's words!) They're going swimming today at their main facility in Sheepshead Bay, tomorrow a show at puppetworks, can't remember Thursdays activities, and swimming again on Friday! The counselors are wonderful, and my son is happy!! They are very reasonably priced (for the nabe!) They also do afterschool care, but I can't comment to that because we use aftercare at PS154. Check 'em out! www.ywindsorterrace.org
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 20-Nov-2011
    Comment:  Just wanted to let you know that the new Kings Bay Y on Prospect Ave offers a great afterschool program for many of the schools in our neighborhood. They pick up from PS 130, 10, 154, 107,? 230 and others. It is extremely well organized and all the counselors have backgrounds in child development, child psychology and social work. They spend a good amount of time devoted to homework which was something that was very important to me as my 3rd grader has a lot of homework this year and I wanted a place where he could really focus and get most of it done during the day (otherwise nights can be super stressful). Once homework is done there are many fun activities for the kids to engage in like art, green projects, cooking, yoga, cartooning and more!I am not affiliated at all with this program or the Y but my son just started there this week and I wanted to help spread the word. They are not allowed to go into the schools to promote their programs so I thought I'd try to help.Here is more info on the afterschool program as well their other classes and drop in info for their playspace. I think this is a great addition to our neighborhood and hope you all check it out.(September 2011)