236 West 73rd Street between Broadway & West End Ave., New York, NY Sunday Service at 11 AM

Community Programs for Children

Bring your children to Rutgers for enrichment, friendship, and fun!

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Explore our programs:

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For more than 20 years, Rutgers Community Programs has been a place for families to grow together. We offer a relaxed, fun environment where children can play, create, express themselves, and explore, and parents can find friendship and resources to guide them through all stages of parenthood.

Our programs are designed to be with you and your family from the very start, with free parenting and education workshops, family-only playgroups, and art classes, all developmentally appropriate for children as they grow from infancy to elementary school-age. Our classes for preschoolers include the Friends2gether for children who are newly or nearly 2 years old, and the On My Own playgroups for 2s and not quite 3s. Older, independent preschoolers (2.9-4 years can join our Ready, Set, Go! play and enrichment program, dedicated to growth, discovery, and creativity through a variety of hands-on learning activities.

Rutgers offers your family a warm, inclusive community. Our instructors have been at Rutgers for many years, and support each other through team teaching and collaboration. Our facilities include an art studio, a gym and beautiful classrooms. Rutgers is a safe and supportive place, conveniently located at the corner of 73rd Street and Broadway. Rutgers Community Programs are secular and open to all.

Please feel free to contact Jennifer Moore at 212-877-8227, x212 or at jmoore@rutgerschurch.org for more information. You can also take a look at our Fall 2016 schedule and complete the online registration form.   Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rutgerscommunityprograms.

Come learn, play, and grow with us!


I enjoy listening to children and parents, as a teaching guide, here in the spirited Rutgers Community.

— Holly Nedelka, Community Programs Instructor