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Students are given a light supper. The Lighthouse Program assists students with homework (45 minutes mandatory) and offers a variety of activities for the children including: Arts & Crafts, Soccer, Chess, and Dance/Music. Other activities include Tennis Training which culminates with a Tennis Tournament, under the direction of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Lacrosse, Ice Skating (Wonderland of Ice), Ballroom Dancing (highlighted with an end of year show at Klein Memorial Auditorium), Swimming and Family Literacy Nights.
During Family Literacy Nights activities include Spelling Bees, “Turkey Bingo” (turkeys, plants and candy bars are given as prizes), Line Dancing, Father and Daughter dances, Mother and Son dances, Emergency Care Classes, and International Night, where the children dance and sing for their parents. Each Family Literacy Night ends with a hearty meal for the families, accompanied with music … such a wonderful way to end the night.
Applications can be obtained at each site (see list below). Please bring a copy of your latest income tax return (1040) listing dependent child/children and a $25 non-refundable deposit (bank check or money orders accepted). NO CASH OR PERSONAL CHECKS PLEASE.
If unable to provide proof of household income, the maximum fee will apply.
What lighthouse programs does abcd operate?
Blackham, Black Rock, Cesar Batalla, Curiale, Discovery, Geraldine Johnson, Hallen, Jettie S. Tisdale, John Winthrop and Roosevelt schools.
What are the dates and hours of operation for the after school program?
The program begins on the first day of school and ends on the first Friday in June. Hours of operation – starts at end of school day (2:30 or 3:15 pm – varies at each school) and ends at 5:30 pm, unless signed up for 6 pm late pickup at an additional cost.
What is the cost?
Fee is based on family size/income. A late fee of $5 is charged for every 15 minutes beyond pickup time.
Is transportation provided?
No, it is parent’s responsibility to get child to a different program, if they don’t want child to remain in the after school program offered at their day school.
Do children get an opportunity to do their homework?
There is a 45-minute mandated homework session on their schedule, however, student is not required to complete homework assignments.
Lighthouse Program Sites
425 Thorme Street Bridgeport, CT 06606 203-275-4118 Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
545 Brewster Street Bridgeport, CT 06605 203-275-3872 Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
606 Howard Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06605 203-579-8500 Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
300 Laurel Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-576-8437 No morning program
4510 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06606 203-275-1801 Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
475 Lexington Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-275-2501 Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
68 Omega Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06606 203-275-3783 Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Jettie S. Tisdale
250 Hollister Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06607 203-275-2010 No morning program
85 Eckart Street Bridgeport, CT 06606 203-275-3000 Morning program: 7:30 AM to 8:45 AM
680 Park Avenue Bridgeport, CT 06604 203-275-2102 No morning program