School Age Program

Afterschool Mission

Sesame Sprout School Age Program is an integral part of our program and the community. It is an enrichment and recreational program where children are allowed to engage in developmentally appropriate choice activities.

Sesame Sprout Mission is to develop a holistic approach to, addressing the needs of the children and providing a quality and physically safe environment. Coupled with that commitment is our desire to provide a wide variety of hands on educational materials for use in an informal setting which would encourage the children to develop self – learning skills.

School Year:

We provide homework assistance, individualized tutoring to prepare students for the state exams, club time and computer training. The hours are from 2:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. Monday – Friday.

Program Goals:

  • Make learning fun by allowing students to explore their own interests and develop at their own pace.
  • Establish an organized, informal program of activities appropriate to the age, needs and interests of children.
  • Provide a program of self- initiated, group initiated and staff initiated activities which are intellectually stimulating and foster self reliance and social responsibility.
  • Provide students with opportunities for learning and self expression.
  • Providing special activities to promote leadership and communication skills and giving participants the opportunity to practice those skills
  • Organizing field trips to community resources such as library, parks, museums etc which will help them to nurture a sense of community.

The School Age Program Provides:

  • Pick up from PS 206Q & PS 13Q
  • Preparation for City Wide & NYS tests
  • Homework Assistance/Tutoring
  • Club Time
  • Enhancement Activities
  • Computer Program
  • Dinner Served Daily
  • Indoor/ Outdoor Trips
  • Open on winter, mid-winter, and spring recess.



Sesame Sprout School Age Day Camp

Learn more about:

  •  Overview Day Camp
  •  Benefits of being a Sesame Camper
  •  Our Staff
  •  Hours of Operation/Location
  •  Theme based weekly plan
  •  Meals & Food
  •  Camp Closure

We welcome all children ages 2- 12 years old to join our Day Camp for an unforgettable and unique time!!

Philosophy: Our program mission is to address the needs of our children by providing a quality and physically a secure environment. We encourage children to develop self- learning skills.

Overview Day Camp:

The Summer Day Camp at Sesame Sprout is designed for children ages 6- 12 years old. It is an amazing 9 week experience in which young children have the incredible opportunity to develop their self esteem by getting to know new peers with common or different interest. Children will come together to fully enjoy and learn from each other by building unique and healthy relationships.

We provide:

  • Indoor & Outdoor Activities
  • Field Trips
  • Teambuilding Activities
  • Technology and STEM
  • Art & Crafts
  • Instructional and Educational Activities
  • Well-Equipped Facility with Air-Conditioned Classrooms
  • Plenty of Educational Resources – Spacious, and Age Appropriate Classrooms
  • Weekly Themes Connected with Hands-On Activities and So Much More!
  • Benefits of being a Sesame Camper


Sesame Sprout Day Camp Reinforces Independence and Empowerment.

Our camp allows children a chance to truly understand the process which goes into making good decisions and discover even more about themselves in the process. Children can also lean on their peers for support, if they need additional assistance.

Our Summer Day Camp Inspires Self-Confidence and Success in Children









With activity and growth comes success or failure. Each activity comes with its own set of mini milestones and tests.  Some of these activities might be brand new to your child, while others could be extensions of what they already know.

Our Summer Day Camp Builds All-Around Resilience.

New friendships, confidence, and independence, a sense of belonging: This key foundation contributes to the development of your child as he or she make strides from being a kid to a future strong, considerate, competent adult.

Our Summer Day Camp Instills Appreciation and Gratitude

Our staff are well qualified and experienced members of a team who appreciate our campers efforts and celebrate the daily contributions that each bring to the group. We reinforce their talents and strengths.

Camp is Fun and Entertaining (of Course!)

Sesame Sprout has an innovative program which is enjoyable and tremendously enriching for campers. Indoor and outdoor trips coupled with age-appropriate hands-on art activities, weekly library time, Zumba classes, and other fun activities are some of the many reasons many of our campers return annually. Sesame staff treats campers with respect.

 Get to know our staff:

Sonia Valerio:        Program Director

Marina Martinez: Program Supervisor

Michelle Roach:    Lead Teacher

Lisa Watson:          Teacher Assistant


We have well experienced staff that has all the required skills and knowledge to actively, successfully and safely engage school-age children.       

  • Our Lead Teacher and Camp Supervisors have both completed 30 hours of School Age Day Care Training as well as all required documents by New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH) and The New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS).
  • Our employees are trained on CPR/First Aid and Epipen Training.
  • Staff possesses many years experience working with school age children.
  • We provide age appropriate activities, always making safety our main priority.
  • Camper-To-Staff Ratio is met at each activity as per our Camp Safety Plan
  • Orientation Meetings for Staff conducted to ensure new & old staff are updated about procedures and policies to follow during the duration of the camp program.
  • Safety is the Primary Concern for All Outdoor Activities! At every outdoor activity staff take a bag of resources which include First Aid Kit, emergency contacts, parental consents and resources to be used outdoors.
  • Hours of Operation/Location:  Our Summer Day Camp operates Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am- 6:00 pm. Early drop off is available at 7:30  am for an additional  fee. We are located at 95-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Corona NY 11368.

  • Theme-Based Weekly Plan Sesame Day Camp runs from July 1st – August 31 st. 2019. Each week’s activities center on a different weekly theme. A variety of educational and recreational activities are organized daily including  hands-on activities related to theme, team building activities, music and movement, outdoor events, community walks, computer time , time to relax and plenty of opportunities to develop social and emotional skills through building relationships with other campers, supervised and supported by staff. We take children to our local parks and special events, where students have so much fun playing in sprinklers, watching shows, and playing with their friends. We are ready to have an amazing time!
  • Meals & Snacks
  • Parents are provided with a monthly menu which includes healthy meals and snacks.
  • Fresh Meals Prepared by our Caterer and Delivered Daily are served Family Style.
  • Meals and Snacks meet the nutrition components recommended by the Child and Adult Food Care Program (CACFP).
  • We take into consideration any food restriction(s) your child may have. Doctor note is required.
  • End-Camp Celebration.
  • Every summer we organize a gathering to celebrate our wonderful summer and bring families and students together to reminisce, play, and bid each other farewell until camp opens again the next year. Our Cultural -Diversity Picnic Celebration is an opportunity for campers and families to proudly share their heritage and traditions with each other through a Pot-Lock Picnic and Planned Activities and Games. Families, children and staff come together and enjoy a full day of joy, appreciation togetherness and fun!