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 39 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 school day dismissal time, teachers will escort students participating in the after school program to the PS 39 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 pickups, 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. Siblings receive a 5% discount.

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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 Sarrah-Jean Delly. Some classes, such as swim and coding, 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 Rates
  • $590

  • $875

  • $1,140

  • $1,295

  • $1,430

  • $355

  • $715

Non Member Rates
  • $635

  • $985

  • $1,280

  • $1,450

  • $1,590

  • $485

  • $975

Enrichment Classes

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


Build It!

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45PM
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.

DIY Castles and Fairy Houses

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45PM
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.


Mondays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; 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.

Kids Publish!

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-3:45
Students will use the writing process to conceptualize, write, illustrate, and produce their own books. We will use games and activities to hone students’ writing and storyboarding skills. Each student will learn how to create a visual short story as a precursor to illustrating and designing their own book. At the end of the semester, we will print each student’s book.

Robo Zoo – Anibots

Mondays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM (class located at CBE)
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.

Soccer Mania

Mondays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45PM; Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Children will be active in learning rules and skills, enhancing eye- feet coordination, body awareness and so much more. Put it all together and join the semester long tournament! Prospect Park will be used in nice weather.


Animals, Monsters and Creatures

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

Circus Arts

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
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!

Fun with Physics: Roller Coasters and Racing Cars

Tuesdays, 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.


Tuesdays, 2nd-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!

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

Tuesdays, 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.


Channel 39

Wednesdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45PM
Students will make programs that will be shown on the Beth Elohim website. Students will learn to use the video camera, and sound equipment as well as directing, acting, writing and editing as they make an original video.

Doll and Pillow Making

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

Instructional Swim

Wednesdays,K-2nd Grade, 4:45-5:45PM; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Fridays, K-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM; Fridays, 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.

Kids Cook!

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


Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Learn basic sewing techniques while creating a doll of your own design or a pillow or beanbag creature.

Video Workshop: Monster Mash

Wednesdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Students learn video basics to tell stories in this program. Children will be encouraged to make a short video based on their favorite ghouls, monsters and creatures. Children will use live action, animation and interviews. Use of equipment and basic editing will be included.

Yoga and Children’s Story Telling

Wednesdays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45PM
We collectively tell stories through physical storytelling, drama techniques and other creative expression formats. Each child has a part to play every week and stories are always new and exciting!

Yoga and Meditation

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Our yoga program focuses on physical activity, breathing techniques and relaxation practices in every class. Enhancing flexibility and coordination, building strength and self-confidence, developing body awareness, cultivating focus, and encouraging quiet contemplation. Class is structured to balance individual expression and growth while building positive group dynamics and conscientious friendships.


Creative Movement

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45PM
Children will explore movement through rhythms and music, develop physical skills and stimulate imagination. Fun dance games that introduce students to the components of dance, i.e.: time space and energy.


Thursdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45; Thursdays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
Students will use strategy based board games to explore the use of role playing adventures; this class stresses critical thinking, logic and cooperation in developing their favorite heroes and/or villains. Students will invent and create their own board games.

Mini Musical Beauty and the Beast with Child’s Play NY: Acting on Imagination

Thursdays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45PM
Self-expression and artistry are the name of the game in our Mini Musical program! Kids work in-depth on Beauty and the Beast and use its plot as a springboard for our own mini-plays. We will explore a magical castle as Belle, create our own Beast language and then help to translate it into English, become members of the castle with special house-work powers. We’ll learn multiple versions of the classic French fairy tale, “La Belle et la Bête” and create our own new take through story-telling.  Sing songs from the B’way version and learn how to dance at a ball! There is an extra $100 fee for this class.

Open Studio: Mixed Media Art

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

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

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


Thursdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45PM
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. In Jazz students will focus on across the floor movements, center combination work, beginner leaps and turns. Tap shoes required.



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

Jewelry Making

Fridays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45PM
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!

Fridays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45PM; 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.

Sports Sampler

Fridays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th 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. Pick up on these days will be at CBE.

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