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Toddler Time (16-30 months)

The Toddler Time series of classes is for children ages 16-30 months. Each session includes indoor play, story time, arts and crafts and music and movement. Classes for children ages two and older include outdoor play. Separation may be gently introduced for children in the oldest Toddler Time group in the Spring Semester. Class length ranges from 75-90 minutes depending on the age of the children in the group.

Summer 2014: June 11, 2014 - August 1, 2014

16-22 mos.

Theater Games & Sketch (Ages 9-11)

Ages 9-11 with Greg Foro  $425

This class allows students to explore characterization, vocalization, spontaneity and physicality in a fun, non-threatening and supportive environment. In the zany and irreverent style of Saturday Night Live, students apply improvisation and comic techniques to create original comedy sketches. Fun-filled theater games will help you create a solid foundation as an actor. At semesters end students will perform a wide variety of improvised exercises, group theater games and sketches.

Adult Acting 1: Improv & Monologues

Two and a half hour Class, Adults Only, with Stephen Michael Rondel $425

This introduction to acting covers various theatrical traditions, exercises and methods. Class focus is on individual style, creative characterizations, concentration, ensemble work and theater games. A great class for beginners or for experienced actors who wish to further hone their skills. Students present a monologue in our Equity Showcase Theater for an invited audience at semester’s end that demonstrates their talents.

MONDAYS 7-9:30 p.m.


After-School Program

The Frederick Douglass Center After-School Program for 5-11 year olds runs Monday through Friday during the school year. Daily pick-up is available from the surrounding District 3 public schools as well as Ascension School and Holy Name School. Every aspect of the program is designed to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for the child.

Adult Programs

Ongoing Seminars

Seminars are held on topics such as child abuse, nutrition and life skills. Contact the center at (212) 996-1716 to learn about the latest offerings.

Adult Swim Lessons

Available year-round from 6-8:30 p.m. Fridays. Sign up with lifeguard Dexter Tucker.

Weekend Family Program

Teaser Information

Education and Career Readiness

College Readiness

Workshops on financial aid, SAT/PSAT preparation, admissions and scholarship applications and finding the right school help high school juniors and seniors prepare for their college education. Qualified participants also may be eligible for Children's Aid Society scholarships.


One-on-one tutoring is available to all teens in most academic subject areas.

Adolescent Services/Teen Program

The Children's Aid Society East Harlem Center “Dare-to-Dream” teen program provides adolescent youth between the ages of 13 and 18 with a diverse range of activities and services focused on the physical, emotional, social, cognitive and academic development of adolescent youth as well provide opportunities for personal growth, expression and leadership. The East Harlem Center teen program aims to have a lasting influence on the lives of adolescents through the use of time-tested youth development strategies.

Summer Basketball Camp

The Goodhue Center runs two, one-week basketball camps, one in July and one in August, for boys and girls ages 7-14. Participants enjoy top-notch basketball instruction and play on indoor and outdoor courts. Campers also have the opportunity to swim at the Goodhue Pool.


9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Registration begins in March and ends in June. Call The Goodhue Center at (718) 447-2630 to enroll your child.


$180 per child/per week.

Intel Computer Clubhouse

The Intel Computer Clubhouse at Frederick Douglass Center is a creative space where young people work with adult professionals and student mentors to learn how to use advanced computer technologies to explore their own ideas, develop skills and build confidence in themselves.

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