After School Sessions – Atlantic Avenue

Spring After School!

Atlantic After School Session- Register Now!

Have questions about our after school programs? Check out our FAQs below.

We are now offering homework help until 6:30 for an additional $5/session. You must sign up for the entire semester. You can add this option when you register by clicking the button above.

Spring 2018 Schedule

Day

Age Group

Session Dates

Price

School Pickup

MONDAY

(17 Sessions)
K-2

January

8th, 22nd, 29th (skip 1/15)
February
5th, 12th, 26th (skip 2/19)
March
5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
April
9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th (skip 4/2)
May
7th, 14th, 21st


$578- Program Fee
+
$272- Material Fee
TBD

TUESDAY

(18 Sessions)
K-2
January
9th,16th, 23rd, 30th
February
6th, 13th, 27th (skip 2/20)
March
6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
April
10th, 17th, 24th (skip 4/3)
May
1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
$612- Program Fee
+
$288- Material Fee
TBD

WEDNESDAY

(18 Sessions)
2-4
January
10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
February
7th, 14th, 28th (skip 2/21)
March
7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
April
11th, 18th, 25th (skip 4/ 4)
May
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd


$612- Program Fee
+
$288- Material Fee
TBD

THURSDAY
(Inventors & Programmers)

(17 Sessions)
3-5
January
11th, 18th, 25th
February
1st, 8th, 15th (skip 2/22)
March
1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th (skip 3/15)
April
12th, 19th, 26th (skip 4/5)
May
3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th


$578- Program Fee
+
$272- Material Fee
TBD

FRIDAY

(16 Sessions)
2-4
January
12th, 19th, 26th
February
2nd, 9th (skip 2/16, 2/23)
March
2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd (skip 3/30)
April
13th, 20th, 27th (skip 4/6)
May
4th, 11th, 18th, 25th


$544- Program Fee
+
$256- Material Fee
TBD

Class Information:

  • Starts at 3:30 pm
  • Pickup between 5:15 & 5:30 pm
  • If your child attends a local school, we are happy to do school pickup as long as there are at least 4 kids enrolled in the session from that school. You can check our potential pickup list here.
  • Extended day Homework help available until 6:30pm for an additional fee


Curriculum:

DSC_7025Our after school programs will be very similar to our weekend classes and summer sessions. We will be teaching the kids the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on learning.

Our K-2 classes are a bit more craft and design focused for our smallest builders. We will teach fundamental engineering concepts but with an emphasis on creativity and imagination.

For the 2nd-4th graders, each week we build a new robot and learn a new engineering concept. We will integrate hands-on building experience with demonstrations of engineered objects in the world that use the same concepts. Most weeks students will take home a robot or machine that they build.


Robot Inventing

*Your child must be in 3rd grade or above and have taken either a semester of afterschool in 2016/2017 or two weeks of 2017 summer with us in order to enroll*

This is one of our favorite classes to teach because children have THE BEST ideas — and we get to help make the ideas become reality!

Each semester we will introduce some superfun, new electrical components. We haven’t finalized the list for this semester but here are some examples from past semesters.

The children will create their own inventions, so we welcome children to come in with recycled materials and crazy ideas!

To support different work-styles, we encourage children to mentor and assist each other, experiment with the materials, and work on a multi-week projects. The children will bring home projects intermittently based on their own interest and work style. Sometimes new inventions are a success and sometimes they are not!

Some kids do well with this type of class others do not. Please take into consideration your child’s unique personality before enrolling them in this class. For the most enjoyment, they have to be good at coming up with their own ideas and working without strict guidance from a teacher.

Prerequisite: This class is only available for kids who are in 3rd grade or above and have taken at least one semester or one week of summer session with us in the past year! If they don’t meet this criteria, it means that they won’t know what they are doing and the semester will not be fun for them. We will be checking to make sure each student meets this criteria.



Robot Programming

*There are no pre-reqs for programming. Any child can attend as long as they meet the age requirement of 3rd grade or above.*

UF_ROBOTFOUNDRY_016_smallWe will be using the fantastic Hummingbird robotics kit to teach programming. This versatile platform was designed at Carnegie Melon’s CREATE lab.

This is a really fun class because it combines hands-on building and art with real electronics (servos, LEDs, motors, sensors) with programming. The kids will work in small groups and create robots that interact with the other robots and environment.

 

Potential schools for pickup:

If your child attends another local school, we are happy to do pickup as long as there are at least 4 kids enrolled in the session. Some pickups may require that the children have a subway pass. Others will be done as walking pickups. We will not be picking up any children in a bus/van/car.


Below are the current enrollment numbers for other local schools.

The list below is up to date as of November 20th, 2017

Monday

Brooklyn Friends – 1 signup

Tuesday

        PS 321 – 3 signups

       Wednesday

TBD

Thursday

 PS 261 – 3 signups

Friday

TBD

FAQs

  1. Do we offer pickup from local schools? Yes, see chart above.
  2. The class is sold out. What do I do now? Once a session is sold out, you will see a “waitlist” button. Please click on that and add your information. If spaces become available, we will let you know!
  3. Is it okay if my child has never taken a class with you before? Yes, the only exception is for Thursday’s Robot Inventors session, the child must have taken at least one semester of afterschool or completed a week of summer in the past year.
  4. My child is very mature for their age, may I sign them up for a session that is above their grade level? Sorry, but we are strict with ages and grade levels. The child must be enrolled in the grade that is list on that program.
  5. Are there any make-up classes? Yes. You must contact us first and we will coordinate the date to do the makeup on a day with the same curriculum. It is possible to make up the class at another location.  All make-up classes must be within the same semester and as soon as possible after the originally missed class. The project that they will be doing in the make-up class may be a project that they have already done or will do.  We canNOT offer school pickup on make-up days. You are only allowed three make-ups per semester.
  6. My child was in your summer session and/or one of your other after school program. Will the curriculum for this program be different? We create new projects every semester with as few repeats as possible. We will occasionally bring back some of our “best of” or beginner projects to get new kids up to speed but after that, the robots will be new.
  7. These after school programs don’t work for our schedule. Will you be offering other classes and events? Yes, please check out our weekend classes, full day sessions, and clubs!
  8. My child really wants to learn to solder. Will any of the after school programs have soldering? Yes, we sometimes offer a soldering after school session for older kids. But not for this semester.
  9. What is your cancellation policy? See our cancellation policy.
  10. What does my child need to bring on the first day? They don’t need to bring anything unless they have an Epi Pen, inhaler or similar medication. Then please have them bring those each week. If they are in the Robot Inventors class, they can bring their ideas for cool new robots with them, or we will help them brainstorm the first week.
  11. What do I need to provide prior to the first day? We got most of what we need from you during the registration process. However, if we are picking up your child, we will send you an email about a week before the class starts with additional questions, forms and information.
  12. Will you give the children a snack? Yes. If your child has any sort of food allergies though, please send them with a snack. We also encourage sending kids with a reusable water bottle. Go Green!