Children

Children

(*) partial Medicaid funded program for eligible participants

DayProgram
SaturdayClub SPARC*
Horseback Riding*

After-school programs for children with special needs, contracted by school districts:  

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Little Spirit 
Magic of Music 
Spirit 

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An inclusive after-school program for elementary aged children, contracted by school districts:

Kids Express

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*Club SPARC

Club SPARC brings children together to engage in recreational experiences filled with laughter, friends and fun, as they develop important social skills. Club activities we offer include music, art, and games designed to develop recreation skills, build self-esteem, improve focus, develop language and listening skills, and help manage anxieties. Children are involved in age-appropriate skill levels in a very supportive, open, nurturing environment.

Place(s):Pleasantville
Time(s):Saturday 10:30am – 1:30pm
Cost:Fall: $550/30 weeks
Summer $150/5 weeks

(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Summer 6/27/20

*Horseback Riding

SPARC offers children the opportunity to ride horses on area horse farms, and develop a love for animals. Our individualized, adapted riding instruction helps participants develop independence, new accomplishments, balance, posture, concentration, and greater self-esteem, as they learn how to care for these amazing animals. Equestrian Special Olympics are optional.

Place(s):Site 1- Putnam Valley
Site 2- Cortlandt Manor
Time(s):Lesson assigned 9:00, 9:45, 10:30am each Saturday
Cost:$640 / 16 weeks
Spring $320 / 8 weeks
Summer $240 / 6 weeks
(Non-Medicaid fee-please inquire)
Start Dates:Spring: 4/20/20
Summer: 6/13/20

*Yoga for Kids

Yorktown SEPTA in partnership with SPARC Inc. offers this 8-week after school program. Kids will work to improve concentration, practice relaxation techniques, balance, and poses.

Place(s):Brookside Elementary School, 2285 Broad Street Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
Time(s):Thursdays 3:15pm-4:00pm
Cost:Fee: Medicaid Waiver Respite price: $100.00
Non Medicaid Waiver Respite price: $150.00
Start Dates:Register by March 18th
Start Date: March 26, 2020

Kids Express

This all-inclusive after school recreation program offers children in grades K-5 the opportunity to engage in cooperative games, crafts, movement, music, and role playing, to enhance their social skills.

Place(s):SPARC offers Kids Express programs at:
Briarcliff School District
Lakeland School District
Somers School District
Yorktown School District
Time(s):One hour after school dismissal
Cost:Varies by school district
Start Dates:October - May of each academic school year.

Little Spirit 

The SPARC Little Spirit is a recreation program for children grades K-5 that focuses on developing social skills through playing unique games, craft building, and engaging in role playing. This program teaches kids how to make friends and become a good friend, as they learn how to deal with social challenges, develop listening skills, learn how to share, understand and express feelings, and develop self-esteem.

Place(s):SPARC currently offers our Little Spirit Program in Ardsley.
Time(s):One hour after school dismissal
Cost:Varies by school district
Start Dates:October - May of each academic school year.

Magic of Music

Music is a great outlet for expression, and therapy, and the SPARC Magic of Music program hits the right notes. SPARC music specialists lead this lively, interactive, goal-oriented program that involves children in singing, movement and musical games. Small classes allow children to explore rhythm and rhyme, percussion instruments, and dramatic play. This program aims to develop receptive and expressive language and social skills, improve attention, and develop self-expression. The SPARC Magic of Music program can be designed and facilitated for any school age group with special needs, K-12.

Place(s):SPARC currently offers our SPARC Magic of Music program at the following schools:
Eastchester High School
Van Cortlandville Elementary
Time(s):Varies by school district, during the school day or one hour after school following dismissal:
Cost:Varies by school district:

Start Dates:September - May of each academic school year.

Spirit

The SPARC SPIRIT Program is designed for middle and high school teens with special needs to have fun as they socialize, build independence, confidence and self-esteem. SPIRIT builds and supports a community of teens who benefit from engaging with our staff and each other in activities that may include games, art, music, movement, discussions and other "typical" teen interests. SPARC helps students deal with social challenges, develop new interests, and enjoy leisure time.

Place(s):SPARC currently offers SPIRIT programs at:
Eastchester High School
Ardsley High School
Time(s):One hour after school dismissal
Cost:Ardsley - $300
Eastchester - no fee, cost is covered by Medicaid respite + school district contribution
Start Dates:September - May of each academic school year.