Amherst, NY: 716-688-4033
Buffalo, NY:   716-886-3145


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Kids Place After School Program

The Kids Place is the most comprehensive program for families with school age children in Western New York! Mature, trained staff work closely with our children to encourage and teach creativity, cooperation and fun. Children with disabilities are welcome and included in all programs and services through our Open Door Program. Our directors offer open door policy, email communications and updates. 

Serving the Buffalo and Williamsville School Districts
The Amherst program follows the Williamsville Central School District and the downtown program follows the Buffalo Public School District. Both programs also service additional area public, charter and private schools.

Grades K-6  (2:30 pm-6:00 pm)                                   

Offering Children The Opportunity To:

  • Make new friends and spend time with old friends
  • Complete homework assignments
  • Participate in enrichment activities
  • Take American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim lessons
  • Celebrate Shabbat every Friday
  • Bond with counselors who care
  • Nutritional snack that follows CACFP Guidelines
  • Directors are accessible in person or by email
  • Select a schedule that meets your needs (1-5 day options)
  • Receive 50% off Storm Swim Club (Special practice times during Kids Place hours)

See Our Downloadable Registration Forms Below or Register in Person                                        

Early Dismissals

When schools dismiss early for Parent/Teacher Conferences, the JCC is just getting started. Available to all families, grades K-6 in the Williamsville Central and Buffalo School District

Saturday Night Out

As parents enjoy a night out, kids will have a blast during after hours at the J. Swim, play, enjoy kid friendly treats and watch a movie.

Vacation Camp

When school’s out for holidays or conference days, the JCC is in! Daily activities typically include a field trip, gym, crafts, drama, cooking, and other games. Bring a lunch, sneakers, swim suit and towel each day.

Club J

Drop in anytime on the third Saturday of the month to Club J for supervised play and activity time. No reservations needed! Kids can expect games, arts & crafts, projects, free-choice play, and fun with friends and caring staff!

Holland Family Building Kids Place Forms

To register:

Enrollment Forms:

Info for Parents:

Benderson Family Building Kids Place Forms:

To register:

Enrollment Forms:

Info for Parents

After-School Program Contacts

We would love to answer any questions you may have!

  • For the Holland Family Building call Christine Dusher, Director of Children's Services at (716) 886-3172 x420, or email
  • For the Benderson Family Building call Shea Akers, Program Director of Children's and Camping Services at (716) 688-4114 x303, or email

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