Peck Slip (PS 343)

Welcome - At the end of the school day, classroom teachers dismiss all students registered for our program directly to our staff, who greet students with a healthy snack and a smile. Students eat and socialize with friends, decompressing from the school day and gearing up for after-school.

Class Time - The sports, arts and enrichment classes that you select when enrolling your child in the program are taught by certified teachers, teaching artists and activity specialists. Each day, your child is dismissed directly to our staff. After a healthy snack, Depending on our offerings students will have the option to attend an early class at 3:30pm or a late class at 4:40pm.

Before and After Class - Students choose from a list of structured and open play activities, set up by our team leaders. These activities include: study hall, gym sports, yard play, indoor games, arts & crafts, music and more. This activity is built into your child’s daily schedule as a structured free play before and after their selected club for the day.

See below for our daily class offerings:

Monday 3:30PM

  • Cooking (Grade K– 1)
  • Group Piano (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports & Games (Grade K– 1)
  • Clubhouse
  • Studio Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Fashion Runway (Grade 2–3)
  • Dance (Grade 2–3)
  • Basketball (Grade 4–5)
  • Science: Myth Busters Jr.
Grade K– 1

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!

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Grade K– 1

Group Piano

We offer an introduction to the piano keyboard in a group lesson setting. All levels are welcome. These classes are an excellent introduction to rhythm, melody and music theory.
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Grade K– 1

Sports & Games

Most children entering kindergarten are not ready for full-on team sports. We use active games to introduce young children to fundamental sport skills, and get their bodies moving by running, jumping, throwing, and catching.
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Clubhouse

Full of toys, climbing structures, books, and helpful staff, the clubhouse is a wonderful cozy place to spend time moving, learning and making friends in an open setting.

 

Every weekday and weekend at 9:30 AM, 10:15 AM, 11:00 AM, 11:45 AM, 12:30 PM, 1:15 PM and 2 PM.

Weekends have additional classes at 2:45 PM, 3:25 PM and 4 PM.

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Grade 2–3

Studio Art

Our multidisciplinary art classes offer students a chance to explore different media from drawing and painting to collage and sculpture. Projects are selected to provide inspiration for free expression and to develop specific skills.Exploring drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and other methods through age-appropriate structured projects and free exploration, students have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of art.
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Grade 2–3

Fashion Runway

Students will sketch fashion figures, design fabrics, and create full lines of clothing, producing their own style books. Students will work toward an end of semester Fashion show featuring the design pieces they've worked on.

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Grade 2–3

Dance

Students in this dance club will work on routines and build their skills while exploring different styles of dance such as Afro-beat, Hip-Hop, Dancehall and more! 

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Grade 4–5

Basketball

Students learn basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

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Science: Myth Busters Jr.

Calling all scientists! Here you'll explore all realms of science, examining the natural world, and discover the difference between myth and fact.

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Monday 4:40PM

  • Badminton (Grade 2–5)
Grade 2–5

Badminton

Badminton is a racquet sport played using racquets to hit a shuttlecock (also known as a birdie) across a net. This is a fundamental introductory class on  basic swing strokes of the game. Students will learn the basics of accurately hitting the birdie across the net. They will be taught the rules and how to properly rotate on offensive around the court and proper court etiquette. While having fun, students will learn about team work, sportsmanship, and overcoming obstacles. 

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Tuesday 3:30PM

  • Drumming & Movement (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports Academy (Grade K– 1)
  • Tumbling (Grade K– 1)
  • Studio Art (Grade K– 1)
  • Basketball (Grade 2–3)
  • Cooking (Grade 2–3)
  • Musical Theater (Grade 2–3)
  • Creative Writing (Grade 4–5)
  • Soccer (Grade 4–5)
  • Perler Beads (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Drumming & Movement

We offer group lessons in percussion and African drumming. All levels are welcome. These classes are an excellent introduction to rhythm, dance and music.
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Grade K– 1

Sports Academy

Our blend of intramural sports and non-competitive sports skills and drills is sure to meet your young athlete's needs! Students will engage in a variety of seasonal sports responding to the physical fitness and socioemotional need for students eager to have a fun environment, where they can reconnect with their peers, and their favorite after-school coaches and group leaders. 

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Grade K– 1

Tumbling

This energetic class builds strength, flexibility and fitness. Students develop acrobatic skills while having fun!!
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Grade K– 1

Studio Art

Our multidisciplinary art classes offer students a chance to explore different media from drawing and painting to collage and sculpture. Projects are selected to provide inspiration for free expression and to develop specific skills.Exploring drawing, painting, sculpting, printmaking and other methods through age-appropriate structured projects and free exploration, students have fun while learning the basic fundamentals of art.
×
Grade 2–3

Basketball

Students learn basketball skills, good sportsmanship, and sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson filled with drills and a game or scrimmage. 

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Grade 2–3

Cooking

Our young chefs learn essential kitchen skills, from measuring and converting fractions to slicing and chopping to sauteing and plating. We develop and encourage nutritious food choices while working together to prepare snacks and meals. Every class ends with a delicious treat!

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Grade 2–3

Musical Theater

Broadway performers help students develop singing, dancing and acting skills. Students work as a cast throughout the semester on scenes and musical production numbers. At the end of each semester, the class will perform on stage for family and friends!
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Grade 4–5

Creative Writing

Students will explore multiple kinds of creative writing from short stories to comics and learn several tools of the trade for writing, expanding their creative horizons through the timeless art of the written word

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Grade 4–5

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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Grade 4–5

Perler Beads

Perler Beads are plastic fusible beads. The beads are arranged on pegboards to form patterns and then fused together with heat from a clothes iron. Because Perler Beads layout on a pegboard bead by bead the end result looks like a pixelated illustration. Students will create basic 2 dimensional art pieces and develop them into more 3D project. Weekly students will continue to develop these pieces and create an ensemble of themed art projects. 

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Tuesday 3:50PM

  • DCC Swimming Lessons (Grade K– 5)
Grade K– 5

DCC Swimming Lessons

At the beginning of each semester, children are evaluated individually by our full-time aquatic director and certified teaching staff. Groups are assigned by age and ability. Classes are limited to 3-6 students per instructor, depending on the age and ability level of the swimmers. Parents receive progress reports at the end of each semester that outline the skills their children have acquired, as well as areas of potential improvement.

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Tuesday 4:40PM

  • Boys Only Hip Hop & Break-Dance (Grade 2–5)
Grade 2–5

Boys Only Hip Hop & Break-Dance

A high-energy, intense class for dancers of all experience levels. The dance studio will be hopping to today's pop stars as students learn individual and teamwork skills that evolve into polished dance numbers.

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Wednesday 3:30PM

  • Ballet (Grade K– 1)
  • Cartooning (Grade K– 1)
  • Chess (Grade K– 1)
  • Soccer (Grade K– 1)
  • Athletics (Grade 2–3)
  • Cartooning & Comic Book Art (Grade 2–3)
  • Perler Beads (Grade 2–3)
  • Dance (Grade 4–5)
  • DIY: Design & Craft (Grade 4–5)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Ballet

An introduction to ballet vocabulary and technique. Students develop strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. Dancers in our ballet classes are prominently featured in each semester's dance performance.

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Grade K– 1

Cartooning

Armed with their imagination, student create characters and story lines, first in single panels, then in comic strips, and finally creating complete comic books at the end of each semester

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Grade K– 1

Chess

Never mind that chess is a great exercise for the mind that increases math and literacy abilities. Chess is a great game, and kids love it! We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced chess classes, as well as an annual tournament for students in our Manhattan Youth programs.

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Grade K– 1

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
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Grade 2–3

Athletics

Students enjoy a variety of sports and active games.
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Grade 2–3

Cartooning & Comic Book Art

Inspired by their favorite comic book artists and armed with their imagination, student create characters and story lines, first in single panels, then in comic strips, and finally creating complete comic books at the end of each semester.
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Grade 2–3

Perler Beads

Perler Beads are plastic fusible beads. The beads are arranged on pegboards to form patterns and then fused together with heat from a clothes iron. Because Perler Beads layout on a pegboard bead by bead, the end result looks like a pixelated illustration!

 Students will create basic 2 dimensional art pieces and develop them into more 3D project. Weekly, students will continue to develop these pieces and create an ensemble of themed art projects.

×
Grade 4–5

Dance

Students in this dance club will work on routines and build their skills while exploring different styles of dance such as Afro-beat, Hip-Hop, Dancehall and more! 

×
Grade 4–5

DIY: Design & Craft

Children let their imaginations run free as they explore and experiment using clay, paint, found objects and other unusual materials to create their own masterpiece. This open ended class provides different stations with various art materials to help bring your child's vision to life!
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Grade 4–5

Tae Kwon Do

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

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Wednesdays 4:40PM

  • Girls Only Sports Academy (Grade 2–5)
Grade 2–5

Girls Only Sports Academy

A fun, energetic sports class for only girls! In this class students will learn the fundamentals of a wide variety of sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, floor hockey and more! 

 

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Thursday 3:30PM

  • Creative Drama (Grade K– 1)
  • Jewelry Making/DIY (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports (Grade K– 1)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade K– 1)
  • Ballet (Grade 2–3)
  • Science (Grade 2–3)
  • Soccer (Grade 2–3)
  • Athletics (Grade 4–5)
  • Chess (Grade 4–5)
  • Fashion Runway (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Creative Drama

An introduction to the theater. Children develop their talents through role playing, theater games, songs and storytelling.
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Grade K– 1

Jewelry Making/DIY

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.
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Grade K– 1

Sports

 Students will engage in a variety of seasonal sports responding to the physical fitness and socioemotional need for students eager to have a fun environment, where they can reconnect with their peers, and their favorite after-school coaches and group leaders. 

×
Grade K– 1

Tae Kwon Do

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

×
Grade 2–3

Ballet

An introduction to ballet vocabulary and technique. Students develop strength, alignment, musicality, and the grace that is inherent in the form. Dancers in our ballet classes are prominently featured in each semester's dance performance.

×
Grade 2–3

Science

Calling all scientists! Here you'll explore all realms of science, examining the natural world.

×
Grade 2–3

Soccer

Kids will learn the basic rules, skills, and sportsmanship to help improve their soccer game. All levels welcome!
×
Grade 4–5

Athletics

Students enjoy a variety of sports and active games.
×
Grade 4–5

Chess

Young students with little or no chess experience learn the fundamentals of chess, beginning with game board setup, and an introduction to how the pieces move. Students will learn to play full games from opening moves to checkmates within the first semester.
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Grade 4–5

Fashion Runway

Students will sketch fashion figures, design fabrics, and create full lines of clothing, producing their own style books. Students will work toward an end of semester Fashion show featuring the design pieces they've worked on.

×

Thursday 3:50PM

  • DCC Swimming Lessons (Grade K– 5)
Grade K– 5

DCC Swimming Lessons

At the beginning of each semester, children are evaluated individually by our full-time aquatic director and certified teaching staff. Groups are assigned by age and ability. Classes are limited to 3-6 students per instructor, depending on the age and ability level of the swimmers. Parents receive progress reports at the end of each semester that outline the skills their children have acquired, as well as areas of potential improvement.

×

Thursday 4:40PM

  • Fashion Runway (Grade 2–3)
Grade 2–3

Fashion Runway

Students will sketch fashion figures, design fabrics, and create full lines of clothing, producing their own style books. Students will work toward an end of semester Fashion show featuring the design pieces they've worked on.

×

Fridays 3:30PM

  • Arts and Crafts (Grade K– 1)
  • Dance (Grade K– 1)
  • Sports (Grade K– 1)
  • LEGO Projects & Construction (Grade K– 1)
  • Jewelry Making/DIY (Grade 4–5)
  • Flag Football (Grade 2–3)
  • Chess (Grade 2–3)
  • Floor Hockey (Grade 2–5)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Grade 2–5)
  • Flag Football (Grade 4–5)
Grade K– 1

Arts and Crafts

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Grade K– 1

Dance

Students in this dance club will work on routines and build their skills while exploring different styles of dance such as Afro-beat, Hip-Hop, Dancehall and more! 

×
Grade K– 1

Sports

 Students will engage in a variety of seasonal sports responding to the physical fitness and socioemotional need for students eager to have a fun environment, where they can reconnect with their peers, and their favorite after-school coaches and group leaders. 

×
Grade K– 1

LEGO Projects & Construction

Kids will receive daily challenges of structures to build with Legos. There will also be time for students to explore on their own and in small groups, building creations of their own invention.

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Grade 4–5

Jewelry Making/DIY

Students will create small scale original works of ornamental art that look like professionally made jewelry.

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Grade 2–3

Flag Football

Students develop skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage.

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Grade 2–3

Chess

A fun way for your child to engage his or her mind while learning a timeless strategy game. All levels are welcome.
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Grade 2–5

Floor Hockey

Students develop skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage.

×
Grade 2–5

Tae Kwon Do

Students learn self-defense, focus, concentration and discipline in a non-contact weekly martial arts workout. Classes are grouped by age and belt level. All levels work on forms, and bag work: kicks, punches, blocks and footwork. Sparring begins at yellow belt. At the end of each semester, we have an exhibition and test, where students have an opportunity for belt advancement (by teacher recommendation).

×
Grade 4–5

Flag Football

Students develop skills, good sportsmanship and a sense of team spirit. Players are divided into groups based on experience and skill level. Each class session includes a lesson, drills and a game or scrimmage.

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