3 DS AFTERCARE INC
- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
Location881 MERRICK RDBALDWIN, NY 11510 United States
To empower children, create confidence and encourage academic accountability
3 Ds celebrated its grand opening in Baldwin, NY in October 2018 with a School Aged license capacity of 27. To strategically bring a solution to learning loss, social emotional disruption and student anxiety that was caused by remote learning, 3 Ds expanded to a new location in 2020 and increased license capacity from 27 students to 111 students to assist them to log in regularly, decrease social isolation and learn coping skills to cope with the stresses that the pandemic had caused.
3 D’s is designed to empower children through programs that promote higher self-esteem, a greater sense of self-worth and an understanding of responsibility. In collaboration with other community organizations, 3 Ds provides STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) initiatives, afterschool services that are open until midnight, summer camp 7:00am-7:00pm, ESL classes, workshops, and community programming. Dr. Zoe developed signature programs such as The Teen Parents that Rocks, Teen Café, Middle School Mingle, Aged Like Fine Wine 55+ Club, to meet the needs of community members. Family-style meals, life skills training, social emotional learning, conflict resolution, mental health counseling, peer mentoring and cultural enrichment are essential program components.