Positive Place Preschool
Before & After School Programs
Summer Fun Camp / Camp 150
Special Needs Programs
Social Recreation
Torch Club
Keystone Club


Daily Activities

  • Certified Teachers
  • CPR/First Aid Trained
  • Computer Education
  • Field Trips
  • Daily Activities
  • Art
  • Circle Time
  • Story Time
  • Music & Movement
  • Mathematics
  • Values Education
  • Pre-Reading Readiness
  • Science & Nature
  • Social Studies
  • Organized Free Play
  • Facility Information
  • Large Bright Classrooms
  • Building Security System
  • Technology Center
  • Large Outdoor Playground
  • Full-size Gymnasium

Full Day programs

Monday-Friday 7:30am-6:00pm
Year Round

Pre-Kindergarten: For 4-5 year olds
Children must be 4 by October 1 of the current school year.

Pre-School: For 2 1/2-4 year olds
Children must be 2 1/2 bySeptember 1 of current school year

Toddlers: 6 months-2 1/2 year olds
Children must be 6 months old by September 1 of current school year

Partial Day Programs


Pre-Kindergarten: For 4-5 year olds
Children must be 4 by October 1 of the current school year 8:30 am-12:30pm

Pre-School: For 2 1/2-4 year olds
Children must be 2 1/2 by September 1 of current school year 8:30 am-12:30pm

Before School Programs

Our before school program is available on site at each Hawthorne Public Elementary School. Supervised by a professional staff, your child will join their classmates when school opens.

Benefits of this program
  • Your child can be dropped off at their school at 7:30 a.m.
  • Fun, relaxed environment to help them get ready for their classes
  • Daily light breakfast provided, if requested

After School Programs

Our after school program caters to students in kindergarten through 5th grade and provides your child with a variety of opportunities. For instance, we offer gym activities, outdoor play, a computer lab, and a “Power Hour” where your child can get one-on-one mentoring.

For more information, please refer to our information guide

We have many athletic programs that foster teamwork, participation, fairness and citizenship in a fun atmosphere.

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial Arts
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Every activity is geared towards learning and having fun with friends. We host a variety of games, tournaments, and movies to engage kids in informative, but exciting programs.

Our Summer Camp program is state certified and inspected, and meets the requirement of the Youth Camp Safety Act. We have taken fun and exciting trips to the LegoLand Discovery Center, the NY Hall of Science, see the New York Yankees play, among many other experiences.

For more information, please refer to our information guide

Torch Club is a “club within the Club,” helping to meet the special character-development needs of younger adolescents ages 11 to 13 who are at a critical stage in their life.

A Torch Club is a powerful vehicle through which young people develop and strengthen their 21st-century leadership skills, giving them a firm foundation of good character and integrity. Torch Club members elect officers and work together to implement projects in the four focus areas: service to Club and community; education; health and fitness; and social recreation.

Old Navy proudly supports Torch Club. Their annual back-to-school donation drive raises funds for the program nationally, and they also provide valuable volunteer resources to chartered Torch Clubs across the country.

For more information, call Irina Carrasco at 973-427-7777 or email icarrasco@bgchawthorne.org

Keystone Clubs provide leadership development opportunities for young people ages 14 to 18. Youth participate in activities in three focus areas: academic success, career preparation and community service. With the guidance of an adult advisor, Keystone Clubs aim to have a positive impact on members, the Club and community.

BGCA hosts an annual National Keystone Conference for Boys & Girls Club teens that brings together members from all across the globe. Throughout the conference, Keystone members engage and socialize with peers, explore relevant issues, and develop skills to support and enhance efforts in their local Boys & Girls Clubs and communities.

Information coming soon!



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