The Meeting House
Welcome to The Meeting House in New York City and thank you for taking the time on our website to learn more.
Located on the Upper West Side, The Meeting House is a recreational afterschool organization providing community for children who need help with socialization and communication. Through exciting group classes and integrated afterschool programming we offer fun, friendship and community all under one roof.
Why The Meeting House?
There is a need for an innovative child center that integrates cutting-edge afterschool enrichment programs with integrated therapeutic support. Children exposed to programs that build on developmental goals can thrive when given support.
During afternoons of the busy school week, parents also need resources to supplement the school day, manage the hectic schedules of their child’s afternoon time and improve their family/life balance. The Meeting House is a one-stop afternoon destination. We offer professional caring staff and interesting programs created to support your child’s social and communication development goals.
Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are welcomed from general education, special education and inclusion programs. Our group sessions will include up to twelve kids per session that will break into smaller groups as needed for different activities.
Our Meeting House Philosophy
We are Fun, Safe and Supportive
Our secret to engaging kids is to weave aspects of therapy into the fun of our recreational group activities. We are their guide on an engaging afternoon of recreation and experiences.
We are Community and Friendship
Our efforts are dedicated to building community among the children and families we serve in order to create a universe of opportunity and friendship.
We are Partners
Our vision is guided through collaborative communication between professionals, families, schools and our team.