Early Drop-Off and Afterschool

Early Drop-Off

Park Avenue Methodist Day School is beginning Early Drop-Off for the 2019-2020 school year for PAMDS children ages 3 and older.  Families are welcome to drop-off their PAMDS children anytime between 8am and 8:45am. After 8:45am, arriving families must bring children directly to the classroom as the doors will open between 8:50 and 9am. Early drop-off is only available on days class is in session for the child.

Families can purchase a package of 10 early drop-offs to be used over the course of the year or families can pay the drop-in rate. Packages of 10 may be purchased on a rolling basis throughout the year.


Park Avenue Methodist Day School is launching its Fall Afterschool programing. We are continuing to partner with auxiliary programs to bring classes that enrich the lives of our young children. All classes will take place from 3:00 to 4:00. Children will be escorted from their classrooms between 2:45pm and 3pm to enjoy a light snack before classes begin. Some classes will take place in the small classroom on the 4th floor while others will be in the basement Russell Room. All children ages 3 to 6 years of age from the community are welcome. Afterschool program fees vary. If you would like more information, or if you would like to enroll your child in an afterschool program, please email office@pamdayschool.org. The semester will begin on September 23rd and will run through the week of December 16th prior to our Winter Break.

Afterschool Programs – Fall 2019

Ready, Set, Code (Mondays)

Jump-start your child’s STEAM education with Ready, Set, Code a playful introduction to computer programming with Daniella Rossi. Daniella was one of our camp teachers and children experimented with this type of technology throughout the summer with great success! The afterschool class will give students a strong foundation in coding basics while helping them develop their computational thinking, spatial reasoning and sequencing skills. Our curriculum is based on “off screen learning” and focuses more on hands on collaborative play, which will keep students engaged and excited about coding. The children will be introduced to the fundamentals of coding in a variety of ways appropriate for this age group, such as interactive games, coding puzzles and easy-to-use coding bots. We are very excited to launch this new and “code-tastic” program!

Super Stars Tennis (Tuesdays)

Super Stars Tennis is continuing its partnership with PAMDS to bring their Tiny Tots program to afterschool. Following the Quickstart format of using modified equipment and courts tailored to a child’s size and age, kids learn how to rally and play in a way that is both enjoyable and rewarding. Super Stars Tennis employs well-educated, enthusiastic individuals with emphasis placed on creating a fun, exciting, and safe atmosphere for kids. All coaches are certified through various tennis organizations. Through the course of this class, children are encouraged to gain self-confidence, self-esteem and develop individual and team building skills that will last a lifetime.

Young Theater Makers (Wednesdays)

Liz Sweeney, the Director of Park Avenue Youth Theater, is continuing the Young Theater Makers class. The team will utilize games, activities, interactive story-telling, and dance as methods of devising original theater. This is a wonderful opportunity for children to enhance their “reading readiness” skills and build their social emotional intelligence as they collaborate and sequence a piece of work together as a group. The semester will culminate with a very special sharing of the class’s work.

Chess at Three (Thursdays)

PAMDS is continuing its partnership Chess at Three, the premier early-childhood chess program in NYC. Chess at Three teaches through storytelling, transforming the chess pieces into a memorable cast of characters. Each character has an array of quirky qualities that help children understand how the chess pieces move and introduces children to important themes that go far beyond chess. Chess at Three students learn about sportsmanship, grit, and math, all through stories. Chess at Three will personally select a teacher that understands the developmental needs of the children in the program to ensure a good fit.

Clubhouse (Fridays)

After a long week, children just need to have fun! This class will be an opportunity for children to participate in a variety of projects such as sewing, cooking, music, movement, storytelling, games and arts & crafts. After determining the children in the group, activities will be designed around their interests and abilities. This is a perfect option for families looking for childcare on Fridays after school hours.

Park Avenue Music Academy

Park Avenue United Methodist Church is thrilled to announce the launch of the Park Avenue Music Academy! Music lessons are open to all children in the community. Children may be enrolled in private piano lessons (ages 4+). For more information, follow this link: www.pamanyc.org