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, and family-only playgroups; as well as classes in art; movement; dance; creative storytelling; and soccer, all developmentally appropriate for children as they grow from infancy to elementary school-age. Our classes for preschoolers include On My Own playgroups for 2s. Older, independent preschoolers (3-5 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.

RCP offers your family a warm, inclusive community. Our instructors have been at RCP for many years, and support each other through team teaching and collaboration. Our facilities include an art studio, a gym and beautiful classrooms for the family playgroupsOn My Own, and Ready, Set, Go!. 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 complete the online registration form and follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rutgerscommunityprograms.

Come learn, play, and grow with us!


I have the best job in the world! Watching young children paint for the first time brings me great joy because they can express themselves before they can even speak. Our art studio allows children of all ages (and adults, too!) the freedom to create, imagine and play. I love helping people find their inner artist. — Cindy Schaffer, Community Programs Instructor