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.

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.


Full Day Rates
  • $505

  • $785

  • $1,020

  • $1,155

  • $1,270

Single Class Rates
  • $275

  • $545

  • $820

  • $1,095

Enrichment Classes

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


Open Studio

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

Circus Arts

Mondays, Pre K-K, 2:45-3:45PM; Mondays, 1st-2nd, 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
Run away, join the circus, and still be home for dinner! Kids will tumble, juggle, hula hoop, learn clown skits and slapstick, spin plates, hula hoop, balance feathers, balance human beings in pyramids, & more. A fun way to exercise, learn theatrical skills, & develop self-confidence.


Mondays, 3rd – 5th, 4:45-5:45 pm
Have you ever wondered how magicians do their tricks? Can they really read people’s minds? In magic class, we will learn to do amazing things with everyday objects. New tricks will be taught this term. Get ready to fool your parents and entertain your friends!


Mondays, 2nd-5th, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
Class focuses on 5 min factors of basket- ball: 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.

Journey to Mars

Mondays, Pre K-K, 2:45-3:45 PM; Mondays, 1st-2nd, 3:45 PM-4:45 PM
What would a space station or a space colony look like on Mars? Buildings and structures blast off into space for an incredible creative journey. Using recycled materials, paper mache, wire, wood, etc. students will form a group project based on their imagination and interpretation of life on Mars. They will even be able to build their own “Mars Exploration Rover”.

Fractured Fairytales

Mondays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Ever wonder what the three little pigs was thinking when they built a straw house? what made Jack decide to climb the beanstalk? How would you feel if a couple of kids came by and ate your house? Students will make short, funny videos based on fairytales. They will use the camera, write scripts, act, and learn basic editing.

Advanced Video Production

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45 PM
Hogwarts: the Movie. Students will create an original film based on the Harry Potter series. They will learn to use the video camera, and sound equipment as well as directing, create the characters, writing and editing, and learning basic special effects. The final film will be shown at the end of the trimester


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.


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.


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


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


Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:00-5:00 PM
Enjoy the fun and spirit of being part of a team sport. We’ll focus on coordination, strength & cooperation.

Puppetry – Winter Wonderland

Tuesdays, Pre K-K, 2:45-3:45 PM; Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
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 winter fairy tales. The class will culminate in a puppet show where family and friends will be invited to witness their winter magic!

Advanced Puppetry

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
Enter the world of shadow, marionette, foam and furry puppets. Explore different techniques of creation and the rich tradition of making puppets. Using everyday materials to create your own characters. This is an advanced class where inspiration will be drawn from popular puppet makers and animators like Tim Burton and Jim Henson. The class will culminate in a spectacular show written by the students where family and friends will be invited to witness the magic!


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.


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

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.

Comics and Illustrations

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
In this class I will be instructing students how to create their own comic strips and short graphic narratives. We will draw from personal experiences, dreams and imagination, and using the language of cartooning transfer these ideas and stories to paper. Starting with drawing basics and simple structure of stories on the page, we will discuss creating comics from the ground up and end up with material that’s ready to print and publish for the world to see.

Red, Blue and Glue – Mixed Media

Wednesdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
This creative and imaginative class introduces young artists to the world of collage; using paint, tissue paper, found objects, buttons, seeds and fabric children become their own designers. Creating fantasies and two and three dimensional work. Group murals will be encouraged.

Harry Potter: Chemistry for Kids

Wednesdays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45 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.

A Journey Through Harry Potter’s World of Magic

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
This class will take students to a new level of participation and understanding of the history, folklore and culture at the famous Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. They’ll explore fascinating questions like; “Where did the idea for the Sorcerer’s Stone actually come from?” When they enter this world, students will develop their own magical identity by making personalized magic wands, quill pen, homemade ink, and their own patronus (animal protector). They’ll learn the history of the Hogwarts Houses (Gryfindor, Slytherine, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw) and create a unique group identity and coat-of-arms. Projects will be based on the core Hogwarts curriculum; Potions (including edible mixtures); Herbology (herbal remedies ); Care of Magical Creatures (create a beast through drawing, collage and writing).

World Drumming

Wednesdays, Pre K-K, 2:45-3:45 PM; Wednesdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
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.



Thursdays, Pre 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!)


Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 2:45-3:45 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.

Destroy And Construct

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
From our friends at Koko Open Source. Using screwdrivers, pliers and other tools, kids destroy discarded printers, blenders and other common electronics to get inside and see how they work. Then, using the components along with recyclables and other found materials, kids will construct new inventions or environments in the classroom. Kids learn about the inner workings of electronics (and that free art supplies are everywhere) while developing skills of innovation and invention.

Toy Making

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 3:45-4:45 PM
From our friends at Koko Open Source. In our earliest version of Destroy and Construct– our teaching artist provides discarded toys and other recycled materials for the kids to deconstruct and then use to create new inventions and unique environments. Encouraged by stories and questions from the teaching artist, kids learn new ways to engage with their social and physical environment and discover that trash can be turned into treasure. Class is 1 hour with a maximum of 12 children


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

World Collage

Thursdays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45; Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Taking Earth as our starting point for inspiration as well as actual matter, we will use elements from nature and combine them with reused man-made materials to create environments in 2D (Collage) and 3D (Assemblage). Imagination and creativity are the only requirements for this class.


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.

Jewelry Making

Fridays, Pre K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Children will be creative while exploring key math concepts such as one-toone 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.

Ice Skating

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-5:45 PM
We will travel by bus to Lakeside in Prospect Park. It is preferred that children have their own skates. This is a recreational activity; we will not be participating in skate lessons. No beginners please. Space is limited. There is an extra $225 fee for this class.

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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