Program Information

We offer enrichment classes in a wide variety of activities: the arts, dance, sports, gymnastics, instructional swim, computers, science, theater, sewing, circus arts, cooking, and so much more. The majority of our classes consist of ten to twelve children. Our classes include STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math, as well as Maker’s education, meaning we host a wide variety of hands-on activities to support learning and encourage creativity, experimentation, growth, collaboration and community. Classes such as DIY Playground, Castles and Forts, Buildings and Structures, and Harry Potter’s Potions are just a few of the enrichment classes that spark interdisciplinary learning.

Music Lessons

Private half hour music lessons are available in piano, violin, guitar, recorder and clarinet. Music lessons are arranged during a student’s free period, either after or before their enrichment class. Please register on the music lesson page. Ten half hour lessons are $390 per trimester.

Homework Clinic

Children can receive homework help from one of our counselors with a ratio of 3 students to 1 staff member. This low ratio of student to counselor helps students gain confidence in his/her abilities by adding new strategies to his/her repetoire. Homework Clinic times are arranged during a student’s free period. Ten sessions of Homework Clinic are $165 per trimester.

Hours & Daily Schedule

After school at CBE is available on school days, Monday-Friday, from 2:40-6:00PM.

If you are choosing our single class option, students can only stay for the one hour class.

At school day dismissal time, kindergarten students are picked up from their classrooms by CBE Staff. Children in first through fifth grades meet in the auditorium, where they are met by CBE Staff at assigned seats by grade. CBE staff members escort the students to CBE. Children will enroll and participate in one enrichment class per day. See below for the daily course listing.

At dismissal time, teachers will escort students participating in the after school program to the social hall. The daily schedule for the program is as follows:

  • 2:40-3:45 PM:Arrival and snack time. Kindergarten children are split into groups and have snack in their group rooms. First grade meets in the social hall, second grade meets in the ballroom, and second through fifth grade meet in the gym.
  • 3:45-4:45 PM:selected enrichment activity mainly for kindergarten and first grade; gameroom with board games, homework help and free gym with organized games for second through fifth grade.
  • 4:45-5:45 PM: selected enrichment activity for second through fifth grade; kindergarten and first grade play organized games in the social hall or have choice time in their group rooms (consisting of puzzles, legoes, blocks, story time, etc. First graders can also choose to do their homework with CBE Staff.
  • 5:45-6:00 PM: dismissal/pick up from gradel level assigned areas and group rooms.
Late Pick Up

If you are having a problem arriving at CBE by 6:00 please call the security desk at 718-768-3814×209. They will forward the message to the site supervisor. The fee for extended day is $12 from 6:00 – 6:30, which is either paid for in advance, or collected at the time of pick up.

Registration & Payment

To register, please complete the online registration form with your payment. Siblings receive a 5% discount.

Please indicate a first and second choice for each enrichment activity; enrollment is based on a first come first serve basis. Please note, CBE reserves the right to cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment. If your child is going to be absent please email pickup@cbebk.org. If you need to make a change in your child’s schedule (permitted within the first two weeks of the trimester), please contact Lisa Wolf.

Full payment for each trimester is due at the time of registration. If a payment plan is required, please contact Lisa Wolf. There is a one time yearly registration fee of $75 per child. This is required for all participants, regardless of the number of days or semesters attending.

 

Member Rates
  • $590
    ONE DAY

  • $875
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,140
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,295
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,430
    FIVE DAYS

  • $355
    ONE CLASS

  • $715
    TWO CLASSES

Non Member Rates
  • $635
    ONE DAY

  • $985
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,280
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,450
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,590
    FIVE DAYS

  • $485
    ONE CLASS

  • $975
    TWO CLASSES

Enrichment Classes

Children will enroll and participate in one enrichment class per day.

Monday

Advanced Ballet

Mondays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45PM
Focus is on footwork, posture and positions! For children who’ve taken a year of ballet before.

Beginning Ballet

Mondays, K-1st, 3:45-4:45PM; Wednesdays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Students will learn basic ballet positions and locomotor patterns in a creative and imaginative process. Students will explore ballet themes and folktales.

Fashion

Mondays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Design your very own clothing line. Work with a designer on all stages of the fashion process; draw your ideas, cut your patterns, choose a fabric, and make a miniature sample of your fashion line.

Flying Spacebots from Code Advantage

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Using Lego robotics, students construct and program space rovers that will lead us on a journey through the solar system. As students explore the planets of our galaxy, they will need to conquer the changes in gravity, orbit around objects, deal with the atmosphere, and more! The students will learn about how we can use our knowledge to stimulate many real-world problems and that parts, time, and other factors can become a huge problem when working on a design project! (There is an extra $300 fee for this class.)

Flag Football

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Learn the skills and coordination used in flag football and being part of a team sport. Children will enjoy the fun and team spirit of this game.

Fun en Espagnol

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Learn basic Spanish through the spoken word, simple phrases, games, and songs. Explore the culture through games, food, and learning about Spanish customs.

Group Piano

Mondays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Class is limited to five students. Children will learn the basics of piano playing through exploration of a vast repertoire. We will go through the first steps of ensemble playing, musical aural training, and the foundations of different styles, such as Classical, Jazz, Rock and Pop. Children will acquire knowledge about rhythm, harmony and musical structure, as well as correct hand position and finger dexterity. There is an extra $50 fee for this class.

Gymnastics

Mondays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
This class is designed to help children become well-rounded gymnasts. A focus on graceful tumbling, strength, flexibility and more! Safety precautions are taken in all areas.

Instructional Swim

Mondays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Students are taught fundamental swimming skills including: breath control, kicking, and floating. Swim focuses on stroke and rhythmic breathing. Must sign up for a full day.

Jewelry Making

Mondays, K-1st, 3:45-4:45PM
Children will be creative while exploring key math concepts such as one-to-one correspondence, pattern recognition and measurement. Children will make their own beads using recycled materials while focusing on color and texture. Great for improving skills in eye/hand coordination.

Kids Cook!

Mondays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Mondays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45PM
Is there a difference between an herb and a spice? What is a whole grain? Cooking classes take a healthy approach as children learn the connections between the food we grow and what we put on the table.

Robo Zoo – Anibots

Mondays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Why do giraffes have long necks? Why are so many fish shaped differently? Why do cheetahs need 4 legs? Students will learn about animals and how their bodies help them perform specific tasks. The class gets to use LEGO robotics to create animal robots and make them move. They’ll also learn concepts like torque, and angular velocity make designing these “Anibots” trickier than it may appear. Welcome to the jungle! There is an extra $300 fee for this class. This class is held at CBE.

Sports Sampler

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
A little bit of everything – soccer, basketball, and kickball. Each sport for one month. Focus is on skill building, rules of the game, coordination, and teamwork.

Thingamajigs, Gizmos, and Gadgets

Mondays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Mondays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Students will enter into the world of kinetic building. They will learn to make moving structures, simple DIY machines, and even fidget spinners! From winding clocks in a time machine to toy vending machines, students will work with materials like metal, wood, wire, rubber bands, and more, while learning the basics of architecture and engineering in a fun and creative environment.

World Drumming

Mondays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Mondays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
This drumming course is an eclectic and enriching way for your child to learn rhythms from Africa, Cuba, and Brazil. The class includes fun warm-ups with body rhythms and chants.

Tuesday

Beginner Chess

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Taught by a world class chess teacher. No previous experience necessary. Have fun learning all the moves and rules of chess, as well as how to win and lose gracefully. Good sportsmanship and creative thinking stressed. Weekly playing sessions.

BitBots Basics

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Your child will choose recyclables such as plastic bottles, cardboard, and paper to create sculptures that when combined with littleBits come to life and light up, twist, turn, buzz, blink, and shake! Through the process of designing and building, your child will experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions! littleBits are simple electronic modules, each with specific functions, which can be snapped together magnetically to create large and elaborate circuits for prototyping and play.(Extra $25 fee for this class.)

BitBots and Bytes

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
This is a series of classes run with the use of found electronics, littleBits, LEDs, motors, power sources (such as the sun), Arduino (an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software) and batteries. Utilizing the electronics alongside recycled materials, kids create contraptions, kinetic sculptures, and creative objects that can move, make sound, and light up! (Extra $25 fee for this class.)

DIY Castles and Fairy Houses

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45PM
Students will create their own inventive princess castles and fairy houses using boxes, cardboard, fabric, feathers, and other materials. They will construct both the interiors and exteriors of each house, designing and creating the wallpaper, rugs, furniture, lighting, window decorations, and accessories. They will also create their own tiny fairies, who will call these new places home.

Gymnastics

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
This class is designed to help children become well-rounded gymnasts. A focus on graceful tumbling, strength, flexibility and more! Safety precautions are taken in all areas.

Imagination Theater

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
In this class, students are able to explore different characters through movement and music. We may take a magic elevator to another universe and walk on the moon, become aliens, cowboys, or robots. Each class will focus on a different theme.

Improvisation

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Students will learn the basics of improvisation. They will explore how to create a scene from nothing and act out many different characters. This class will teach students how to think creatively on their feet and how to structure and improvised play.

Instructional Swim

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Students are taught fundamental swimming skills including: breath control, kicking, and floating. Swim focuses on stroke and rhythmic breathing. Must sign up for a full day. Students are picked up from PS 295 and brought to CBE (8th and Garfield Pl). Limit five students per class.

Intermediate Chess

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Classes taught by a world class chess teacher. For students who know the game and want to improve their skills and critical thinking.

Intermediate Tap & Jazz

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grades, 4:45-5:45PM
Tap shoes required. See above for Tap. In Jazz, students will focus on across the floor movements, center combination work, beginner leaps and turns.

Kids Cook!

Tuesdays, K-1st, 3:45-4:45PM; Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Is there a difference between an herb and a spice? What is a whole grain? Cooking classes take a healthy approach as children learn the connections between the food we grow and what we put on the table.

Monster Mash Movie

Tuesdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Students learn the basics of using video to tell stories in this program. They will make a short video based on favorite ghouls of their own creation using animation, live action, and interviews. They will learn to use the video equipment and basic editing.

Papermaking: Pulp and Sculpture

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Let’s get your hands dirty playing with pulp! Students will create recycled paper and learn techniques to emboss, embed designs, paper molding, block printing, and 3D pulp paper sculpture. We will create beautiful mobiles, tables, lampshades, White Boards, picture frames, huge bowls and many other things. Students will also build wood frames to design large-scale projects.

Super Soccer Stars

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45PM
Get the ball rolling and join Super Soccer Stars right here at CBE! Dynamic international coaches work with every student to develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Positive reinforcement and low child-to-coach ratios ensure that each child will improve his or her soccer skills through engaging activities and games–while having endless fun! Each child receives a t-shirt on the first day of class. There is an extra $55 fee for this class.

Tap Dancing

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Tap shoes required. This class stresses the basics of tap. Students will develop combinations that are great to watch and delightful to hear. Boys are encouraged to join. Spring performance.

What’s So Funny?

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Students will learn the art and skills used to make an original comedy. They will explore various types of humor and they write, direct, perform, and edit an original video comedy.

Wednesday

Advanced Gymnastics

Wednesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
For students who have taken two years or more of gymnastics training at CBE KIDS.

Beginning Ballet

Wednesdays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Students will learn basic ballet positions and locomotor patterns in a creative and imaginative process. Students will explore ballet themes and folktales.

Computer

Wednesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Class is limited to 8 students.
Learn computer skills through the use of age appropriate math and reading programs, such as Reader Rabbit, Gizmos & Gadgets, Treasure Mountain and others.

Computer

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Class is limited to 8 students.
This computer class will increase a student’s comfort with computers. The programs used will combine and enrich reading, thinking, math and science skills.

Kids Cook!

Wednesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Is there a difference between an herb and a spice? What is a whole grain? Cooking classes take a healthy approach as children learn the connections between the food we grow and what we put on the table.

DIY Imagination Playground

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Think Suessical Playground. Students will create their own inventive outrageous playgrounds using clay, cardboard, and lots of other materials. They will construct all the structures and features of the playgrounds that they imagine.

Exploring Doll and Pillow Making

Wednesdays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Explore making dolls stuffed and wrapped based on early American apple head dolls (only we will use model magic instead of a dried apple for the head). Also have fun pillow making, weaving, decorating cloth in the manner of Adire Eleko (Nigeria).

Gymnastics

Wednesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
This class is designed to help children become well-rounded gymnasts. A focus on graceful tumbling, strength, flexibility and more! Safety precautions are taken in all areas.

Legos

Wednesdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Students make small simple machines using set plans and create their own Lego world.

Magic

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Make things appear, disappear and all sorts of magical things! We will learn amazing tricks with everyday objects, and build secret devices. Basics of magical trickiness, including sleight of hand, misdirection, and optical illusion will be covered. Get ready to make your friends marvel, gasp, and laugh!

Mini Musical Rapunzel & Flynn with Child’s Play NY: Acting on Imagination

Wednesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Venture to the top of the tower with us as we get “Tangled” up in the classic Grimm fairy tale, Rapunzel! We’ll sneak into the witch’s garden to eat the forbidden flowers, practice our singing atop the tower, and adventure across the fairy tale kingdom with best friends, true loves, and trusty steeds. We learn songs from the latest film version as well as Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” There is a $100 additional fee for this course.

Sewing/Quiltmaking

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Learn basic sewing techniques while creating a doll of your own design or a pillow or beanbag creature.

Shakespeare in Play with Child’s Play NY: Acting on Imagination

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Welcome to a theatre class that introduces kids to Shakespeare’s dramatic masterpieces in a way that is accessible, enriching and fun!  Students will learn the plots of famous plays and act out the salient points of character and through long-form improvisations.  They will also commit to memory short passages and scenes from these Shakespeare’s plays.  This instills the children with cultural references from the wisdom of plays like, A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  The Tempest, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet that they will utilize for years to come.  Games surrounding the characters and their incredible conflicts, desires and stories make the class an incredibly joyous exploration of both theater and Shakespeare. There is an extra $100 fee for this class.

Sports Sampler

Wednesdays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Wednesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
A little bit of everything – soccer, basketball, and kickball. Each sport for one month. Focus is on skill building, rules of the game, coordination, and teamwork.

Thursday

Advanced Swim

Thursdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM

Beginner’s Swim

Thursdays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Students are taught fundamental swimming skills including: breath control, kicking, and floating.

CBE KIDS: News & Broadcasting

Thursdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Have you ever wanted to be a reporter or news anchor? Taught by a former NBC News producer, News Broadcasting will teach students about news gathering, field reporting and studio production. At the end of semester, students will deliver a complete news package. Students will also learn how to operate a camera, ask the right interview questions and some basic editing skills. We will interview people on the street, shop owners and staff at CBE.

CBE NEWS: Movie Maker

Thursdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Do you have a story that you want to turn into a movie and make it with your friends? This class will help students combine their favorite stories from children’s literature and fairy tales; they will combine their ideas into an original 8-10 minutes film. Students will learn how to use a video camera, sound equipment and write a script, as well as some basic acting skills. The filming will take place at CBE

Kids Cook!

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Thursdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Is there a difference between an herb and a spice? What is a whole grain? Cooking classes take a healthy approach as children learn the connections between the food we grow and what we put on the table.

Fun with Physics: Roller Coasters and Racing Cars

Thursdays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Explore the ideas of gravity, force and motion. Create a crazy roller coaster with foam and marbles. Students will explore inclined planes, wheels, and axles. They’ll make toy cars and a mini-race track with different surfaces to learn about the effects of friction on moving objects. Read-aloud with books such as Sheep in a Jeep will reinforce concepts and create excitement about science learning.

Hoop Dancing with Bklyn Hooper

Thursdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Thursdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Hula Hoops are way more than just a toy. They incorporate a range of motion unlike most other forms of exercise. Hoop dance is learning how to do tricks and move with a hula hoop to music. It helps with rhythm, balance, timing, coordination and stamina!

Jewelry Making

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Thursdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Children will be creative while exploring key math concepts such as one-to-one correspondence, pattern recognition and measurement. Children will make their own beads using recycled materials while focusing on color and texture. Great for improving skills in eye/hand coordination.

Open Studio: Mixed Media Art

Thursdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
An exciting experimental art class in a studio atmosphere. The students will be using various materials and media related to themselves, their world and interests. We will emphasize creativity and personal interpretation.

Ninja Challenge

Thursdays, 2nd-3rd Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Learn strength, agility, and endurance while mastering fun obstacle courses! Each class consists of conditioning and action-packed obstacle courses: jumping, climbing, vaulting, tumbling, and parkour style moves. The Ninja Challenge class inspires teamwork as well as athleticism.

Puppetry: Mythical Creatures

Thursdays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Enter the world of shadow, stick, hand, and paper mache puppets. Explore techniques of creation and the rich tradition of making puppets from all over the world. Using everyday materials to create your own unique characters.

Sewing

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Learn basic sewing techniques while creating a doll of your own design or a pillow or beanbag creature.

Tennis

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Thursdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Classes feature interactive drills and games that teach the fundamentals of tennis: forehand, backhand, volley, serves and overhead. Students will develop fine and gross motor skills as well as eye/hand coordination skills crucial to tennis. Sneakers and a water bottle are required. Racquets are provided, but if you have your own racket you can bring it.

Textile Design

Thursdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
This advanced course will combine sewing, weaving fabric applique on clothing as well as landscape design. (2nd grade eligible with permission from instructor.)

What’s the Story with Slime? (And other gooey stuff!)

Thursdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Find out the science behind slime. What makes it so flexible, gooey and fun? What kind of substance it anyway? (Think “polymers”) In this class you’ll make multiple types of slime; edible, fluffy and glowing slime, to name a few. You’ll test and compare the attributes of different slime types by cutting, stretching and pounding them.  Then you’ll use this scientific process to create and test other substances like glue and chalk. This class introduces concepts in the areas of materials science and engineering.

Friday

Animals, Monsters and Creatures

Fridays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
This class will include mixed media as well as a variety of materials. During the semester children will create a 3D model of their animal, creature and/or monster, as well as a group mural.

Basketball

Fridays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Class focuses on 5 min factors of basketball: foot work, dribbling, passing/catching, ball handling and shooting. Students will also learn how to play offense and defense, as well as the 5 positions of basketball–what these positions are and how to play them.

Beginner Instructional Swim

Fridays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students are taught fundamental swimming skills including: breath control, kicking, and floating. Swim focuses on stroke and rhythmic breathing. Must sign up for a full day.

Capoeira

Fridays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Fridays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
This self-defense class promotes self-confidence and builds self-esteem. You will learn ABADA-Capoeira techniques, Brazilian Portuguese language, music and songs, acrobatic movements, and how to have fun while being healthy. Each student will improve his/her concentration, reaction time, and problem solving ability. (The first five students to enroll receive a free uniform!)

Intermediate Instructional Swim

Fridays, 2nd-5th Grades, 4:45-5:45 PM
Students are taught fundamental swimming skills including: breath control, kicking, and floating. Swim focuses on stroke and rhythmic breathing. Must sign up for a full day.

Kids Cook!

Fridays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Is there a difference between an herb and a spice? What is a whole grain? Cooking classes take a healthy approach as children learn the connections between the food we grow and what we put on the table.

Mask Making

Fridays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Travel to new and mysterious cultures with this exciting class. Masks have been produced and used throughout history and by many different cultures. We will create 3-dimensional masks using a variety of media, paper mache, cardboard, recycled materials. Africa, Native Americans and Japan are some of the places and cultures we will explore!

Sports Sampler

Fridays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
A little bit of everything – soccer, basketball, and kickball. Each sport for one month. Focus is on skill building, rules of the game, coordination, and teamwork.

Mini Camps & Half Day Programs

Families will have the option to register for additional child care at our CBE location on days the school is closed due to clerical days, half-days, and school vacations for an additional fee. Please see our mini camp page for more information.

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