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!

Click here for the Winter/Spring 2015 schedule!

Complete the online registration form and sign up today!

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.

Early childhood education experts point to several areas of development that help prepare children for school success. At RCP, all domains of learning–physical, social and emotional, cognitive and creative expression–are nurtured in an interrelated, child-centered approach.

Our programs are designed to be with you and your family from the very start, with New Moms’ Support in the daytime and evening, free parenting and education workshops, and family-only playgroups; as well as classes in art; movement; dance; soccer; and Chinese language and culture, all developmentally appropriate for children as they grow from infancy to elementary school-age.

Our classes for preschoolers include On My Own playgroups, a gentle separation program for children 2-3 years of age. Older, independent preschoolers (3-5 years) can join our Ready, Set, Go! preschooler 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, an auditorium with a stage, and a beautiful classroom for Ready, Set, Go!. Rutgers is a safe and supportive place, conveniently located at the corner of 73rd Street and Broadway.

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 www.facebook.com/rutgerscommunityprograms.

Come learn, play, and grow with us!


We love your program so much we constantly recommend it to local moms. You guys are amazing! We really couldn’t have asked for a better set of first teachers for our son. — Meneka, mother to a 3-year-old boy