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Afterschool at 261

Afterschool Logo with Owl

The PS 261 PTA Afterschool is a parent volunteer-led, professionally directed program offering affordable, high-quality childcare with enrichment classes to our school community, Pre-K through 5th grade. 



Creative Explorers

Led by Afterschool Director Ms. Sandra Bodden, the program offers 60+ different arts and athletic classes in Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions, serving more than 200 children each weekday. Classes range from Little Chefs, to Fun with Legos, to Track Club, to Mad Scientist. We also produce a spectacular Spring Musical.  

Afterschool tuition is $30 per day and includes care from dismissal until 6pm, a healthy snack, outdoor recess in the Big Yard weather permitting, and an enrichment class. 

More than 15% of our operating budget supports our community financial aid program, featuring need-based, sliding-scale tuition from $1.50 per child per day.Hanna in Afterschool

Your support for Afterschool child care also funds the Afterschool Musical and the Lunch/Recess Counselors who supervise safe, lunchtime play. Want to donate to Afterschool? Please check out our Amazon Wishlist!



Program Hours: 2:40pm-6:00pm

Office Hours: 11:00am-6:00pm

Phone Number: (718) 330-9275 x5016

Email: [email protected]


Girls at Afterschool


Important Dates:

Spring Session: April 3, 2023 – June 7, 2023

(With care continuing through June 26)

View our Spring Enrichment Class Schedule


Fall Session: September 7, 2023 – December 22, 2023.

(Enrichment classes beginning on October 2nd)
Our Fall Enrichment Class Schedule will be released in early August!


New to PS 261 Afterschool?Turkey Bowl

Use this LINK to register and create a Parent Portal family account.

Already have an account but forgot your password? Click HERE



Still Have Questions?

Check out our FAQ!


Program Hours: 2:40pm-6pm

Office Hours: 11am-6pm

Phone: 718-330-9275 x5016

E-mail: [email protected]