Spring Session has been postponed until NYC schools reopen. Check back for updates.
Spring 2020 Catalog is posted online NOW. Click above to download. If you'd like to receive a paper copy, please let us know.
Please note that all outstanding balances must be addressed before you can enroll for the Spring Session.
Please see our calendar for all class dates through the end of the school year.
We offer an extensive range of activities tailored to elementary school children that will spark your child’s curiosity, interest, and attention. Our students will hone their talents or discover new interests, all while having fun and making friends. With classes in sports, art, drama, and STEM, your children will have exciting options to choose from each day. Children are grouped by age, and sometimes by level and ability. Our classes are led by PS116 teachers and outside instructors.
Three 10-week sessions of classes are offered every school year. After-School programs can be custom-fit to meet your family's needs. You may register for the program for one day to five days per week in any configuration. Each class meets one day per week. Classes start immediately after school and end at 5pm. We also provide extended hours until 6pm every day. Classes do not meet on half days or holidays. View our calendar here.
In between sessions and on all half-days, we offer mini camps where your child will have fun from school dismissal until 5pm (extended hour until 6pm available). Staffed by our instructors, students will have a variety of age-appropriate activities from which to choose.
Classroom teachers will dismiss kindergarten & 1st grade children enrolled in our program directly to 116Kids staff at the end of the school day. 2nd-5th grade students head directly to the cafeteria from their classroom. Attendance is then taken for all classes and a snack is provided. Please remember to let your child's classroom teacher know which days he or she will be attending 116Kids.
Dismissal for all classes is at 5pm in the cafeteria.
There is a supervised Extended Hour, from 5:00 – 6:00, for an additional $100 per 10-week session.
Dismissal time is strictly enforced. Students with regular dismissal time (5:00) will join our Extended Hour if a parent/caregiver has not yet arrived by 5:10pm, and a $15 drop-in fee will be charged. There is a $20 fee for late pick-up between 6:01-6:15. The Late Fee increases to $40 for late pick-up between 6:16-6:30. After 6:30, the Late Fee increases to $50. Subsequent late pick-ups may result in expulsion from our program. Please avoid these fees by always picking up your child on time.
Early Dismissal Policy: If you need to pick up your child early, you must notify 116Kids in advance by email, voicemail, or note in 116Kids mailbox. Parents will not be permitted to go to the 116Kids room; a staffer will bring your child to you. No early pickups can be accommodated before 3:15pm or after 4:45pm.
Cell Phone Policy: All students enrolled in 116Kids must abide by the school's cell phone policy. Please make sure that your children know that the PS116 cell phone policy applies to all on-site after-school programs. Cell phones should stay in the "off" position and remain in the student's backpack while they are on school premises. If your child needs to reach you during our program, they can let our staff know and staff will be the conduit for all communications.
If you would like to view the full PS116 cell phone policy, please visit: http://www.ps116.org/cell-phone-electronics
Emergency/Accident Procedures: If your child becomes ill or is hurt while at our program, he/she will be brought immediately to the afterschool office in room 116. For any significant illness or injury, the parent/guardian will be immediately notified by phone. If the parent/guardian cannot be reached, the emergency contact will be called. If no one can be reached, a letter will be sent home in the child’s book bag. For serious medical problems, staff will call 911 immediately.
There are multiple program staff on site every day that are certified in CPR/AED and first aid; however, please be aware that at this time, 116Kids staff can not administer any medications (including Epinephrine Auto Injector, Asthma Inhalers or Nebulizers). If your child is in need of medication, the parent/guardian will be immediately notified by phone and/or staff will call 911. If your child has allergies and needs medication, either occasionally or frequently, please discuss this with our after school staff as soon as possible.
Please respect our policies as they are in place to keep your children safe.
116Kids strives to maintain an environment where children feel safe. All children should:
show respect for others, their space and their property, as well as the space and property of the classrooms in which we hold our classes,
cooperate with 116Kids supervisors and instructors,
remain at their designated table during snack and while waiting for 116Kids instructors to take them to class, remain with their instructors during classes and until a parent/guardian signs them out at pick-up.
Unacceptable behaviors include: using profanity, disrespecting others and their space, failure to comply with directions, excessive horseplay, and inappropriate or violent physical contact. 116Kids may report incidents of unacceptable behavior to the parents/guardians of all children involved. If your child becomes disruptive or does something dangerous, it will result in a suspension of the child’s next class. If the behavior continues, it could lead up to dismissal from 116Kids. 116Kids reserves the right to remove a child from the program for unacceptable behavior.