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Elementary School

We've always offered a home-away-from-home for kids in our Afterschool program, but with our new facility there's a lot more to explore. Our programs and activities enhance how well kids do in school, boost their nutrition, help them get or stay fit, and give them skills and opportunities to make friends and have fun.

The Goodman Community Center's elementary programs for children grades K-5th are made possible by a Community Learning Center grant, the City of Madison, the United Way, and generous support of our donors. As a Community Learning Center (CLC), Goodman's after school program provides enrollees opportunities for academic support, including homework help, and hands-on enrichments with a focus on literacy, math, and science encouragement.

For youth attending Lowell, Emerson, Marquette and Lapham elementary schools. Children are transported from Lowell and Emerson in a MMSD school bus from Marquette and Lapham in GCC vans. Drop off van routes to Brentwood Parkway and Darbo/Worthington Park neighborhoods. Goodman's after school program is state licensed and city of Madison accredited.

Days/times: Mondays from 1:00-5:30 pm and Tuesdays-Fridays 2:45-5:30 pm

Age requirements: K-5th graders

School requirement: Child must attend Emerson, Lowell, or Lapham/Marquette elementary schools

Fee: Sliding fee scale available. Program is free, with documentation of household income and by completing scholarship paperwork.

Registration required: Yes. Our elementary fall programs are currently full. To inquire about our waitlist, call our attendance line at 608-279-2808.

Contact: Angela Tortorice, Assistant Director of Childcare Programs

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Phone: 204-8035

BEFORE ENROLLING

Our elementary fall programs are currently full. To inquire about our waitlist, call our attendance line at 608-279-2808.

Goodman's state licensed, City of Madison accredited elementary summer camp program provides an enriching environment for children 5-12 years of age. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning designed to build proficiency in reading, math, and science in fun, hands-on ways! Each week will also offer a theme with staff led enrichment options, swimming lessons, arts/crafts, recreational games, visits to favorite community locations and more!

Days/times: We are not yet enrolling students for our Summer 2017 program.

Enrollment: Parents have the option to enroll in three, 3-week session blocks (SESSION A, B, C)

Age requirements: 5-12 years

Fee: $200 per week; $40 per day, with a one-time activity fee of $30 per child.

Registration required: Yes. Enrollment is required.

Contact: Angela Tortorice, Assistant Director of Childcare Programs

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Phone: 204-8035

Enrolling in summer programs

Interested in expressing interest in our 2017 elementary summer camp program? Please use this link to complete our interest form.

It is important to note that this is an interest form, not an enrollment form. Enrollment is not guaranteed until you receive a confirmation notice.  If a confirmation notice is received, you will be asked to approve your schedule and pay our one-time $30.00 activity fee/per child.  If we are unable to offer your child a spot, families will be notified on or before Friday, April 7 and given the option to be placed on a waiting list.

If you have any questions about this process, contact Angela Tortorice at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 608-204-8035.

Would you like to volunteer with our programs for children?

Find out more about volunteering with the Goodman Community Center.

For more information about the Center's programs for elementary school children, contact Angela Tortorice, Assistant Director of Childcare Programs, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-8035.