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 starting Sept. 12 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.


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 a previous 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.


This info is from the 2022-2023 school year. Registration is now open.

Pricing

Our Afterschool program costs $28 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. Our school doors are locked by 6:00 PM. You will be charged $25 for any pickup after 6:00 PM.

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: science, art, dance, music writing, sports, crafts and more! You will need to register separately and that information will be included at the time of registration. Please note: there will be capacity limits for enrichment classes. More detail on Enrichment classes here.

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 Schedule (Tentative – Subject to Change for each Session):
Mon – Thurs – Science w/ Ms. Kathy (PreK – 5th)
Mon – Fri – Open crafts w/ Ms. Rose
Mon – Fri – Open Legos
Mon – Fri – Open Sports
Tuesday – Kraft Kreators (PreK & K ONLY)
Wednesday – Art w/ Ms. Marina (1st-5th)
Thursday – “Raise the Bar” Dance w/ Marc (K-2nd)
Thursday – Song Writing w/ Marc (3rd-5th)
Friday – Run4Fun – (K-5th)