Stay and Play!


We strive to provide the PS 372 families with a fun, inclusive and affordable afterschool program which empowers and supports our children’s growing bodies and minds by providing thoughtful and engaged leadership that encourages play and friendship.

The Stay & Play! Afterschool Program is available to all students who attend The Children’s School (grades PreK – 5). Stay & Play! separates students into groups by grade (PreK & K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th). Please note that for the start of the 2021-2022 school year we are limiting registrations to 70 students (20 in PreK & Kindergarten and 25 each in grades 1-2 and 3-5) and will accept students on a first-come first-serve basis. If we reach capacity for an age group, families can add themselves to our waitlist and will be offered seats as they become available. We plan to expand the program to accommodate all Children’s School families interested in Stay & Play.

Stay & Play! runs every school day (not including half days) from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm and will be available at the beginning of the school year until the last full day of school. You are able to enroll and attend Stay & Play! for as many days (1-5 days) a week as you would like. We are not currently able to offer drop-ins, but hope to do so later in the school year.

For the 1st Session of the 2021-2022 school year, we will not be offering enrichment classes as we have in previous years, but are planning to incorporate those options in 2022.

Register here with to begin the signup process.

If you run into any issues or have questions you may reach us here.

Due to capacity limits, only Fridays for 3rd through 5th grade are currently open and available. Please add your name to our waitlist.


Our Afterschool program costs $27 per day per student for each session. Siblings will receive a 10% discount automatically at sign-up. There are three Afterschool sessions for each school year. Prices per session will vary based on the number of days per session.


Students in 1st-5th Grade have an hour of homework time and can choose between 1 of 3 activities. Those activities include sports like soccer and football, camp style games like obstacle courses and our rec room where students can read, play board games or make art.

Our Pre-K and Kindergarten students and is styled after a group play-date. This program encourages play and friendship with all. Children eat a snack, play outside, play in an early education classroom, enjoy a group book reading, and/or make a craft. As Early Childhood students do not have homework, there is no homework time – just Play! Play! Play!


1st and 2nd Grade Schedule:
Monday – Thursday
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Snack and transition
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Play Choice (options above)
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Homework Time/Quiet Games
Same as above, but less homework time and more playtime

3rd – 5th Grade Schedule:
Monday – Thursday
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Snack and transition
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm 1 hr Homework Time/Quiet Games
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Play Choice (options above) 
Same as above, but less homework time and more playtime