Licensed Childcare Program

Licensed Childcare Program
The goal of the Rising STARs (Science, Technology, Arts, and Reading) Licensed Child Care Program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hudson County is to help participants develop self-expression and independence, instill pride in personal achievement, and promote critical thinking skills through unique program activities. 

Our intentional curriculum fosters the development of motor skills and healthy growth through physical activities and good nutrition. Our dedicated staff works to enhance academic success through homework help and educational tutoring. We provide a culturally diverse, enriching program that fosters self and community identity, which cultivates a sense of belonging and responsibility. 
Program Highlights

  1. 1:10 Staff to Child Ratio
  2. Daily Healthy Meals and Snacks
  3. Intensive Homework Help & Small Group Instruction
  4. Special Programming
  5. Field Trips
Hours of Operation

Weekdays (Monday– Friday) 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Summer (Monday - Friday) 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sample Schedule 

3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. - Arrivals/Healthy, Nutritious Meal Service
4:15 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. - Physical Fitness & Recreation 
4:50 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. - Power Hour/Homework Assistance
5:45 p.m. to 6:20 p.m. - Enrichment Activity*
6:20 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - Dismissal

*Enrichment activities include: drama, dance, arts & crafts, karate, science, reading, and computer literacy and safety. All programs promote academic and physical development, cultural awareness, community service, and fun!
Program Benefits

By attending our program, your child will…

  • Be in a positive and safe environment
  • Make new friends
  • Learn new skills
  • Develop respect for others
  • And most of all... Have LOTS OF FUN!
For families in need, the Urban League of Hudson County administers NJ Cares for Kids (NJCK).  (Applications can be downloaded for its website.) It provides subsidized childcare vouchers for working families and full time students who live in Hudson County and meet the guidelines mandated by the state of New Jersey. This childcare subsidy through the NJCK Program will assist in paying for childcare for infants, toddlers, preschool-age children, school-age children up to age thirteen (13), and for children with special needs up to age nineteen (19).
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