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.

Hours & Daily Schedule

After school at PS 295 is available on school days, Monday-Friday, from 2:40-6:00PM.
Children will enroll and participate in one enrichment class per day. See below for the daily course listing.

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

At dismissal time, teachers will escort students participating in the after school program to the PS 295 cafeteria. The daily schedule for the program is as follows:

  • 2:40-3:45 PM: supervised outdoor play/choice time with a snack provided by the program in the cafeteria or selected enrichment activity
  • 3:45-4:45 PM: selected enrichment activity or organized games/activities and homework help
  • 4:45-5:45 PM: selected enrichment activity or organized games/activities and homework help
  • 5:45-6:00 PM: dismissal/pick up from the cafeteria
Late Pick Up

If you are running late, please call the security desk, (718) 965-0390 x1000. They will forward the message to the site supervisor. You will be charged $1 for every minute past 6:00 PM. After 3 late pick ups, the school reserves the right to suspend the child from the program.

Registration & Payment

To register, please complete the online registration form with your payment. The application is also available on the PS 39 website. There is a 5% discount for siblings.

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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 or if you need to make a change in your child’s schedule (permitted within the first two weeks of the trimester) please contact, Jesse Shiffman Ackerman, the site supervisor at PS 295. Some classes such as swim are held at CBE, 274 Garfield Place. Please check to see if pickup is at CBE for these classes.

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 & Non Member Rates
  • $485
    ONE DAY

  • $755
    TWO DAYS

  • $980
    THREE DAYS

Member & Non Member Rates
  • $1,110
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,220
    FIVE DAYS

  • $275
    ONE CLASS

Enrichment Classes

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

Monday

Circus Arts

Mondays, Pre K-K, 2:45-3:45 PM; 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Run away, join the circus and still be home for dinner! Learn tumbling, juggling, clowning, partner acrobatics, rope and plate spinning, clown makeup, human pyramids, and much more! This fun filled class allows youngsters to become circus stars!

Magic

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 4:45 PM-5:45 PM
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!

Open Studio: Mixed Media Art

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
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.

Kid TV

Mondays, 1st-2nd, 3:34-4:45 PM
Students will make an original Science-Fiction movie where they travel to Mars and beyond. During the class, students will learn to use the video camera, and sound equipment as well as acting, writing, basic animation and special effects, editing techniques as they go where no kid has gone before.

CBE Mystery

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Advanced Video Production for grades 3 and up. Students will learn how to create and execute a mystery story as they create their own mystery video. Students will learn to use the video camera, and sound equipment as well as directing, creating the characters portray, writing and editing as they make an original mystery movie.

Monsters, Creatures and Animals

Mondays, PreK-K, 2:45-3:45 PM; Mondays, 1st-2nd 3:45-4:45 PM
This class will include mixed media as well as a variety of materials. During the semester children will create costumes, a 3 D model of their animal, creature and/or monster, as well as a group mural.

Tuesday

Ninja Challenge

Tuesdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
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.

Sewing

Tuesdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Learn basic sewing techniques while creating a doll of your own design or a pillow or beanbag creature.

Sewing/Quiltmaking

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-5:00 PM
Learn how to sew by hand piecing together a small quit. Basic patchwork technique using fun and colorful prints on squares of fabric. Design a quilt and sew it.

Gymnastics

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
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.

Gizmos and Gadgets

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Students will enter into the amazing world of moving structures, starting from making a propeller for a helicopter, simple diy machines and even led lighted giant fidget spinners! From balloon powered boats to DIY vending machines students will work with an array of materials like metal, cardboard, plastic, wood, fabric, recycled materials, etc.. and learn the basics of architecture and engineering.

Puppetry – Fairy Tales

Tuesdays, Pre K-K, 2:45-3:45 PM; 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Enter the world of shadow, stick, hand and paper mache puppets. Explore different techniques of creation and the rich tradition of making puppets. Using everyday materials to create your own characters. Inspiration will be drawn from everyone’s favorite fairy tales.

Kickball

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Enjoy the fun and spirit of being part of a team sport. We’ll focus on coordination, strength & cooperation.

Chess

Tuesdays, K-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
No previous experience necessary. Have fun learning all the moves and rules of chess, as well as how to win and lose gracefully. Good sportsman- ship and creative thinking stressed. Weekly playing sessions.

Wednesday

Imagination Theater

Wednesdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
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.

Let’s make a play!

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
In this class students will be able to create a play based on their favorite characters and books. We will focus on playwriting, improvisation, character and performance. This class will extend into spring and there will be a performance at the end of the year!

Instructional Swim

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM; Wednesdays, K-2nd, 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. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Kids Cook!

Wednesdays,Pre K-1st ,3:00-4:00 PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Baking techniques and basic nutritional concepts will be emphasized. Learn to cook old favorites, as well as new dishes. Max of ten students.

Soccer

Wednesdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Learn basic skills and rules of the game, as well as coordination skills and teamwork

Harry Potter: Chemistry for Kids

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
Join us at “Hogwarts” to make colorful, bubbling potions, slimy mixtures and misty vapors. Young wizards will explore the properties of mystery liquids, create a moving blue blob, make colors explode and use “dragon blood” to test acids and bases. They’ll learn science ideas and processes in a playful environment while tying in age appropriate story lines from the early Harry Potter books.

Mystery Adventures

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Forensics: Everyone loves a mystery! Through solving a who-done-it, students are drawn into scientific inquiry. A series of mystery scenarios will be presented throughout the program; each one will focus on a different science concept and process to solve the crime.

Thursday

BitBots Basics

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
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.

Robot Lab

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Each week, students learn a new engineering concept, either starting a single-day project or continuing a multi-week group project. We will integrate hands-on building experience with demonstrations of engineered objects in the world that use the same concepts. Through the process of designing and building, your child will experience the practical and cultural possibilities of new inventions! Recycled materials serve a dual purpose in all of our workshops: they help us teach about sustainability while ensuring that each project is as unique as its inventor. Please note: electronic components are not taken home.

Capoeira

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
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!)

Red, Blue And Glue (Mixed Media)

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Young artists get to explore various mediums while creating a collage; paint, found objects, buttons, seeds, fabric, tissue paper, cardboard and recycled materials etc.will be used. Children create their own design fantasy (two and three dimensional works).

Painting, Drawing Collage

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Using a variety of materials (paint, oil pastels, tissue paper, etc.) students will explore their identity and the world around them.

Friday

Instructional Swim

Fridays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 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. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Group Piano

Fridays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
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.

Build It!

Fridays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Using Legos and other manipulatives, children will enjoy the hands on experience of creating patterns and shapes, while improving their number sense. Imagination and creativity are needed for this class.

Kids Cook!

Fridays, K-5th, 3:00-4:00 PM
Baking techniques and basic nutritional concepts will be emphasized. Learn to cook old favorites, as well as new dishes. Max of ten students.

Sports Sampler

Fridays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
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.

Ice Skating

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-5:45 PM
The program is designed for students who want to learn ice skating. The instructional emphasis is on basic skating techniques & safety skills. Classes are for new skaters through advanced beginners. This is a 10-week class, beginning December 15th. Sessions will take place at Lakeside in Prospect Park. There is an extra $225 fee for this class. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit 5 students per site.

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. Pick up on these days will be at CBE.

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