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Center of Excellence
(formerly New Day)

Afterschool Program


Serving Pre-K thru 6th grade (ages 4 to 12), the Center of Excellence is a licensed school-aged child-care program that operates out of Diven and Riverside Schools and the EOP Ernie Davis Family Center for Finn Academy Scholars. Busing is also available for Parley Coburn and Hendy Schools.

The program provides:

  • Homework Assistance

  • Academic Enhancement Opportunities

  • Prevention Education

  • Cultural Enrichment

  • Health & Fitness Activities

  • Recreation & Snacks

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To provide a high-quality and safe afterschool program for elementary school-age children.

To provide excellence in school, respect for all adults, and positive interaction with peers thru learning activities, games, and physical activities.


Diven Elementary School

1115 Hall Street

Elmira NY 14901

(607) 735-3745

Riverside Elementary School

409 Riverside Ave

Elmira NY 14904

(607) 735-3850

EOP Ernie Davis Family Center

650 Baldwin Street

Elmira NY 14901

(607) 734-6174

Program Site Locations


EOP Ernie Davis Family Center

650 Baldwin Street

Elmira NY 14901

(607) 734-6174

Book Festival volunteers promoting Characters with character Book Fest 2022.

Fee Schedule

  • The program is $275.00 a month and $200.00 for 2nd child.

  • There is also a $30.00 one-time per family registration fee.

  • The monthly payment is due even if your child is absent or school is closed and for school holidays, to hold your child’s spot.

  • The payment is due by the 5th of each month.

  • Checks are payable to: EOP Center of Excellence.

  • A subsidy is available through Chemung County Child Care Council. Call (607-734-3941) for subsidy information and application.

  • Proof of income is required to attend the COE Program and is due at registration.
    (This is needed for our funders.)

Resources & Applications


"Every child is born a genius."

- Richard Buckminster Fuller

Speediatrics Fun Day Festival at Watkins Glen International sponsored by NASCAR Foundation.
Earth Day Zoom Event with Goodread volunteers from California, Texas and India.

More Details

  • The program runs from the time school is let out until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday.           

  • Homework Assistance – Homework time is scheduled daily when students arrive at the program and assistance is provided for one on one if needed.

  • Academic Enrichment- The program provides opportunities for the students to pursue their own areas of interest and strengths.

  • Health and Fitness- The program teaches self-care, promotes healthy eating, and daily recreation.

  • Arts and Culture-The program exposes the students to various cultures through reading, staff-prepared lesson plans, field trips, community volunteers, and events.

Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley visiting the program at Riverside School promoting literacy, students could pick out books to take home.
Classroom activity and home work assistance.
Wings and Wheels camp with Science and Discovery.

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."

- Anthony J. D'Angelo

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