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. There is a sibling discount of $75 on the 2nd child’s registration.

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 Lisa Wolf at lwolf@cbebk.org. 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 or setting up a payment plan for each trimester is due at the time of registration. There is a per-term registration fee of $45 per child. This is required for all participants, regardless of the number of days or semesters attending.

Enrichment Classes Spring 2020

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

Monday

Destroy & Construct (Koko- Open Source)

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
In our younger 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. The class culminates with a show-and-tell where children can share their creations.
*There is an additional $75 fee for this course.

DIY Kids Publish!

Mondays, 3rd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45 PM
Enter the exciting world of publishing. Students will be the writers, editors, illustrators, photo researchers and designers of their own books. Throughout the course they will learn about typography, the printing process, ink, paper and binding. We will use games and activities to hone student’s writing and storyboarding skills. Each student will learn 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.

DIY Fairy and Elves Houses

Mondays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM; Mondays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students will create their own imaginative 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. Class limited to 9 students.

Gymnastics

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

Robo Adventure-Earthbots

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Using LEGO robotics, students will learn about some of the coolest environments on the planet. They will create and program robots to: withstand the heat of volcanoes and avoid any lava in the way, have just the right amount of friction to pull their way up steep and snowy mountains, withstand the pressure of the ocean as they raise a periscope from its darkest depths, and more! There is an extra $75 fee for this class.
*There is an additional $75 fee for this course.

Tuesday

Circus Arts

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 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!

Creepy Crawly Science Creatures:Life Sciences

Tuesdays, K-2nd Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
Earthworms, pillbugs and millipedes are sure to fascinate young nature explorers. Students will build soil terrariums and observe how these tiny animals feed, move and interact. They’ll use magnifiers to discover body segments, legs and antennae and create clay models and sketches to capture their observations. Outside in the park, students will learn respectful ways to uncover soil invertebrates in their natural environment, under soil, rocks and in rotting logs. Dress for the weather since many classes will take place outdoors.

Magic

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 4:45-5:45 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!

Mosaic

Tuesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 4:45-5:45 PM
Step into the world of Mosaics! Learn about an ancient art form that is popular in many cultures around the world. Students will learn the history of mosaics and the techniques involved in creating these beautiful designs. They will work with traditional and non-traditional materials to create various mosaic art pieces that they can take home.

Red, Blue, and Glue

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 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 2- & 3-D work. Group murals will be encouraged

Super Soccer Stars

Tuesdays, K-1st Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM; Tuesdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
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 in Prospect Park!! There is an extra $80 fee for this class.

What’s the Story with Slime (and other gooey stuff)

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Find out the science behind slime. What makes it so flexible, gooey and fun? What kind of substance is it anyway? (Think “polymers”) We will make many types of slime including edible, fluffy and glowing slime. You will be able to test and compare the attributes of different slime types by cutting, stretching and pounding them. Using the scientific process students will create and test other substances like glue and chalk. This class introduces concepts in the areas of material science and engineering.

Wednesday

CBE Mystery—Advanced Video Production

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

Cooking: Healthy Eating!

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

Fashion Design/Illustration

Wednesdays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-5:15 PM
Students will learn the basics of design using the fashion figure through fun innovative projects; a variety of mediums and college will be used. Students will be given an inspirational theme (such as a famous artist’s works or a nature theme) and then design something using that theme. The class will use a different textures in fabric, feathers and gemstones to create an exciting look. Lara Kazan is a fashion designer and illustrator.
*There is an additional $50 fee for this course.

Instructional Swim/Intermediate Swim

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 4:45-5:45 PM ; Wednesdays, 2nd-5th, 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. Students are picked up from PS 39 and brought to CBE (8th and Garfield Pl). Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

“Reach for the Stars” Video Production

Wednesdays, 1st-2nd Grade, 3:45-4:45 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.

Sewing

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

Thursday

Kickball

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
An informal game combining elements of baseball and soccer, in which an inflated ball is thrown to a person who kicks it and proceeds to run the bases. It is a great game for young sports enthusiasts to learn skills and focus on coordination. It’s also a lot of fun!

Mini Musical: Frozen Adventures with Child’s Play NY

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Students will bravely go “Into the Unknown” in this musical theater class that will have them singing and dancing their way into winter! Drawing inspiration from the original Snow Queen fairy tale as well as the popular films, kids will generate their own original script. Theater games and improvs will have them racing reindeer, getting lost (and found!) in the woods, building snowmen and belting out loud to unite the kingdoms! Their story and songs will be presented in a show on the last day of class.
*There is an additional $130 fee for this class.

Mythology Players with Child’s Play NY

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Ever wonder what the snakes on Medusa’s head talk about? Ever seen an infomercial for Arachne’s loom? Do you know what you would do if you came face-to-face with a Minotaur? In this dynamic week, classic Greek myths come alive as kids stage and perform short plays based on classic tales! Part acting class, part improv class, kids create their own myth mash-up in addition to staging scripted one-acts. This is a great early exposure to mythology and scene study technique. Class culminates in a final performance crafted by the students.
*There is an additional $130 fee for this course.

Open Studio

Thursdays, 2nd-3rd, 3:45-4:45 PM; Thursdays, 4th-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.

Red Blue and Glue

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
We will create collages from various materials and create 2D and 3D objects from recycled and found materials. Throughout the year we will explore a variety of materials and techniques as the students develop their unique creative voice.

Sports Sampler

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 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

Tennis

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 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. Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Pl) Limit five students per class

Friday

Basketball

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 4:45-5:45 PM
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. Students are picked up from PS 39 and brought to CBE (8th and Garfield Pl). Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Cooking: Healthy Eating!

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

Instructional Swim/Intermediate

Fridays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM; 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. Students are picked up from PS 39 and brought to CBE (8th and Garfield Pl).Parents must pick up at 5:45 at CBE Temple House (8th Ave and Garfield Place) Limit five students per class.

Kodu Play– Coding through 3D Video Game Design from Code Advantage

Fridays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
In this class, we enable students make their own 3D adventures by using fundamental coding concepts. Children will take Kodu apple picking, program Kodu to play hide and seek, and even help Kodu find his way out of a maze! Students are encouraged to make the adventures their own by adding in their own ideas. Learning to code at a young age allows children to exercise critical thinking, creative expression, and apply logical reasoning
*There is an additional $150 fee for this course.

Legos

Fridays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Lego, consists of colourful interlocking plastic bricks accompanying an array of gears, figurines called minifigures, and various other parts. Lego pieces can be assembled and connected in many ways to construct objects, including vehicles, buildings, and working robots. Anything constructed can be taken apart again, and the pieces reused to make new things. Children in this class will learn about patterns, geometry and spatial relationships, and other math skills while using their creativity.

Minecraft from CodeAdvantage

Fridays, 1st-3rd Grade, 2:45-3:45 PM
Does your child love Minecraft? Do they want to learn more about the game and make fun, creative projects in it? In Minecraft Kids, your child will learn everything there is to know about Minecraft, from start to finish. Along the way, they will create buildings in Minecraft like zoos, roller coasters, mazes, and even a Rube Goldberg machine! Through these lessons they will learn about the fundamentals of such topics as coding, circuitry, and physics. Minecraft Kids is a can’t miss class for students who want to master Minecraft.
*There is an additional $150 fee for this course.

WNBA- Girls Basketball

Fridays, 2nd-5th Grade, 3:45-4:45 PM
This class emphasizes fun, teamwork and a chance for everyone to play. Winning is not the most important goal. The goals of the program are to give girls a chance to have fun while enhancing self-esteem, teaching one to win and lose gracefully, working well with others and skill building, including; passing, dribbling, footwork, shooting, etc. No experience necessary.

Member Rates
  • $625
    ONE DAY

  • $930
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,210
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,370
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,515
    FIVE DAYS

  • $360
    ONE CLASS

  • $730
    TWO CLASSES

  • $1,090
    THREE CLASSES

Non Member Rates
  • $675
    ONE DAY

  • $1,045
    TWO DAYS

  • $1,355
    THREE DAYS

  • $1,540
    FOUR DAYS

  • $1,690
    FIVE DAYS

  • $495
    ONE CLASS

  • $995
    TWO CLASSES

  • $1,495
    THREE CLASSES

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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