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.

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
  • $615

  • $910

  • $1,185

  • $1,345

  • $1,485

  • $355

  • $715

  • $1,070

Non Member Rates
  • $660

  • $1,025

  • $1,330

  • $1,510

  • $1,655

  • $485

  • $975

  • $1,465

Enrichment Classes

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


Destroy And Construct

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

DIY Kids Publish!

Mondays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Enter the glamorous 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 Haunted Houses

Mondays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Is Halloween your favorite holiday? Let’s enjoy it for an entire semester. Students will create their own inventive haunted houses using clay, cardboard, twigs, fabric, lights, glitter and other materials. They will construct both the interiors and exteriors of each house designing and creating the scary wallpaper, spider webs, furniture, lighting, window decorations, and perhaps a ghost or goblin. They will also create their own tiny scary creatures, who will inhabit these houses.


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.

Soccer Mania

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

Toy Making

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


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!

Lift a Lion: Making Simple Machines

Tuesdays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM
Explore the ideas of gravity, force and motion. Students will make and use levers, inclined planes, wheels and axles, and pulleys. They’ll create ramps and discover what makes marbles and balls speed up or slow down. Making rolling machines with cans, dowels, blocks and boxes will show them how wheels and axels work. They create a miniature world where the inhabitants use pulley’s to get their work done.


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!


Tuesdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Enter the world of shadow, stick, hand and paper mache puppets. Explore different techniques of creation and the rich tradition of making puppets from all over the world. Using everyday materials to create your own characters. Children’s literature will be used for inspiration.

Selfie! Who am I?

Tuesdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
Students will explore their identity through a variety of media and techniques. They will use photography, drawing and collage and objects from pop culture to help answer the question, “Who am I?”

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

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


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.

Doll and Pillow Making

Wednesdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
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, 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 39and 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.


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

Video Workshop: Monster Mash Movie

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

What’s So Funny?

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


Beginning Ballet

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


Thursdays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; Thursdays, 3rd-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!

Make a Musical: Peter Pan with Child’s Play

Thursdays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM
Come sing, dance and fly your way from the Darling’s home to Never Never Land as we adventure inside J.M. Barrie’s amazing tale. We will play tag with our shadows, learn to speak Tinkerbell gibberish and think our Happy Thoughts so we learn to soar! Dive in the Mermaid Lagoon, swagger on Captain Hook’s ship and sing as a Lost Kid. Join us – Peter is waiting by your window to whisk you away! Class culminates in a final performance devised by the students.

Open Studio

Thursdays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM; Thursdays, 3rd-5th, 3:45-4:45 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.

Shakespeare Players

Thursdays, 2nd-5th, 3:45-4:45 PM
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. Games surrounding the characters and their incredible conflicts, desires and stories make the class an incredibly joyous exploration of both theater and Shakespeare. Class culminates in a final performance of scenes.


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

Red, Blue and Glue- Mixed Media

Thursdays, 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.


Cooking: Healthy Eating!

Fridays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45 PM; Fridays, 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 & Knitting

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

Instructional Swim

Fridays, K-2nd, 3:45-4:45 PM; 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. 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.

Jewelry 101

Fridays, K-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
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.

Super Stratch- Coding through Java for kids

Fridays, 3rd-5th, 2:45-3:45 PM
Scratch uses a graphic programming language developed at MIT. This class creates a beginner foundation in programming which can be used in other advanced programming languages. In Super Scratch, young students will learn fundamental programming concepts by creating different adventures using animations and story telling. Kids will program Scratch to do magic tricks, go on a treasure hunt, and even explore nature! No previous programming skills are required, but students should be comfortable using a computer and managing files. There is an extra $310 fee for CodeAdvantage classes.

Kudo Play: Coding through 3D Video Game Design

Fridays, 1st-2nd, 2:45-3:45 PM
Class is limited to 8 students. In this class, we enable young kids to 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. This class is designed for young children with little or no computer/coding experience. There is an extra $310 fee for CodeAdvantage classes.

Sports Sampler

Fridays, K-1st, 2:45-3:45PM; Fridays, 2nd-5th, 2:45-3:45 PM
A little bit of everything – wiffle ball, soccer, kickball, and flag football. Each sport for one month. Rules of the game, skill building, coordination and teamwork taught.

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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