Stay and Play!

About

We strive to provide PS 372 families with a fun, inclusive and affordable afterschool program that 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 at the 512 Carroll Street site (grades PreK – 5). Stay & Play! separates students into groups by grade (PreK & K, 1st-2nd, 3rd-5th).

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. Drop-ins are now welcome, please see the FAQ page for more information. Please note: Pickup for Afterschool does NOT start until 3:15 pm.


***Registration for the 3rd Session of our 2021-2022 school year is now OPEN! The 3rd session runs from April 25th through June 24th, 2022. There will be NO WAITLIST so sign-up can occur anytime between April 11th and April 24th.***

If you are new to our program, you will need to setup an account on Inclusions (Step1) prior to signing up for Afterschool or Drop-Ins. If you have already enrolled with Stay & Play! for the 2021-2022 school year, head to your account page to select Afterschool or Drop-In options for the active or upcoming session (Step 2).

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


Pricing

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. Drop-Ins are $30 per day.

Enrichment

Exciting news, Enrichment is back! Enrichment programs will now be offered in conjunction with the After School Program. Students will be able to choose different activities each day which includes: yoga, science, art, dance, sports, crafts and more! You will not need to register separately as students will be able to “drop in” to those enrichment classes being offered for their grade on that day. We will also add/replace enrichment options throughout the session. Schedule to be released shortly.

Programming

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 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!

Scheduling

1st and 2nd Grade Schedule:
Monday – Thursday
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Snack and transition
3:05 pm – 4:05 pm Play Choice (options above)
4:10 pm – 5:00 pm Homework Time/Quiet Games
Friday
Same as above, but less homework time and more playtime

3rd – 5th Grade Schedule:
Monday – Thursday
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm Snack and transition
3:00 pm – 4:10 pm 1 hr Homework Time/Quiet Games
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Play Choice (options above) 
Friday
Same as above, but less homework time and more playtime

Enrichment:
Beginning in our Winter Session, students will have a choice to attend enrichment classes as part of our afterschool programming. Class options will rotate, so every student will have an opportunity to participate.

Tues & Thurs – Science with Ms. Kathy
Tues & Wed – Art with Ms. Marina
Tues & Thurs – Yoga with Kally
Thurs – Dance with Marc
Mon-Fri – Crafts with Ms. Rose
Mon-Fri – Sports with Phelan
Mon-Fri – Open Lego building