Stay and Play!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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
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) 
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)