Goodman Community Center | Elementary Programs

Out of school time is SO important, and at the Goodman Center, our teachers make sure kids make the most of it. Connection is at the heart of what our teachers and staff do every single day.

The Goodman Community Center offers licensed and accredited afterschool care for elementary-age students (K-5th) who attend Emerson and Lowell elementary schools. In the Goodman Center's elementary after-school program, kids become a member of a classroom family, where everyone is valued and social-emotional learning is as important as – and maybe even more important than – the academic pursuits.

In addition to being cared for by trained professionals in our fully licensed and accredited program, children participate in programs that boost their nutrition and fitness, and give them skills and opportunities to make friends and have fun.

Goodman Center childcare programs (preschool, 4K and elementary after-school) are city accredited and state licensed. Our childcare programs have a 5-star Young Star rating – the highest rating possible.

Read on to learn more about our elementary after-school program and summer camp.

Elementary After School

Our 23/24 afterschool program is FULL.

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

Days/times: Monday-Friday, school dismissal to 5:30pm

Age requirements: K-5th graders

School requirement: Child must attend Emerson or Lowell elementary schools.

Fee: Scholarships and sliding fee scale available.

Elementary Summer Camp

Summer 2024 enrollment will open soon.

Goodman's state-licensed, City of Madison accredited elementary summer camp program provides an enriching environment for children 6-12 years of age. Children will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on learning throughout the program day designed to build proficiency in reading, math and science while having FUN both at GCC and offsite! Each week offers staff-led enrichment clubs, swimming lessons, gardening, arts/crafts, recreational games, visits to favorite community locations and more.

Check out our summer page for more details.

Learn more about our elementary after-school program and summer camp:

For more information about Elementary After School contact:

Ashley Rounds

Enrollment and Shares Specialist
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The Goodman Community Center's elementary programs for grades K-5 are made possible by a 21st Century Community Learning Center grant, the City of Madison, United Way of Dane County and the generous support of our donors. As a Community Learning Center (CLC), GCC's afterschool programs provide youth with academic and social-emotional enrichment opportunities.

We regularly evaluate the impact of our programs. Annual program reports are made available upon request.