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.
We regularly evaluate the impact of our programs. Annual program reports are made available upon request.
Learn more about our Elementary After School Program & Summer Camp:
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 after school program is state licensed and city of Madison accredited.
Days/times: Monday – Friday, school dismissal – 6pm
Age requirements: K-5th graders
School requirement: Child must attend Emerson or Lowell elementary schools
Fee: Sliding fee scale available. Program is free, with documentation of household income and by completing scholarship paperwork.
Registration required: Yes. Please call our attendance line at 279-2808 for additional information, enrollment, and scheduling options.
Contact: Tanya Walker, Assistant Director of Elementary After School
Interested in learning more?
Please call our attendance line at 608-279-2808 for additional information, enrollment, and scheduling options.
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.
- Ages: 6 – 12 years old
- Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8am – 5pm
- Dates: June 14 – Aug. 13
- Fee: $200 / week
Goodman’s summer CLC grant offers free programming to eligible participants. City and county funds accepted. Sliding scale fee and scholarships available.
This program is state licensed and City of Madison accredited. The Goodman Center takes COVID-19 very seriously. Each child will go through a health screen upon arriving at the start of the day. Rooms are disinfected regularly. All participants and staff wear masks.