FAQs

Do you offer a discount for families who qualify for Free/Reduced Lunch?
Yes, there is a 30% discounted rate available.
Can I apply for the discounted rate if my family is experiencing an emergency or financial hardship?
Yes, please email details to our office.
Do you offer any other incentives?
Yes, early bird rates and other discounts/incentives are available throughout the year.
What is the afterschool cancellation/refund policy?
Fifty percent of tuition charges are refundable if you cancel enrollment by the second Friday of the new season.
Why is the 50% deposit required for afterschool registration non-refundable?
The cancellation policy is in place in order to protect our employees. Hiring decisions about support staff and specialty teachers are based on enrollment and those commitments must be honored even if the number of participants decreases.

My child has an IEP. Can my child attend the PS 3 ’til 6 Afterschool Program? 
Yes, all children are welcome. Please keep in mind that our program is based on a 1 staff to 10 children ratio and all children have to be able to handle an inclusive environment. Currently, we do not offer individualized support services. If your child requires more attention and/or support than we provide this may or may not be the best setting for them. We will make every effort to support your child’s needs however we recommend that families evaluate the program prior to registration to see if this is a good fit. To schedule a meeting with our site director please email the afterschool office at ps3til6@gmail.com.
Can we request enrollment changes like switching classes or Weekdays? 
Yes, changes are allowed during the first two weeks of each new season. 
If my child misses any afterschool days or classes, will we get a credit? 
We are unable to issue credits or refunds if a child fails to attend a scheduled day or class.
Do I need to notify anyone if my child is going to miss afterschool day(s)? 
Yes. Please notify your child’s PS 3 teacher and the afterschool office as well.
What happens if one of my child’s aftersshool classes is cancelled?
When a class is cancelled due to instructor illness or some other type of emergency, we invite students enrolled in that class to join a different activity. No credits or refunds will be issued under these circumstances.
My work schedule has changed this week. Can my child attend PS 3 ’til 6 on different Weekdays this week only?
Program staff are hired based on season enrollment so changing Weekdays is not an option. 
Can I register for an occasional DropIn day?
Yes, Afterschool Drop In is  available for all grades, PreK-5, starting mid-October.
My child wants to work on homework during afterschool. Do you offer homework help?
Children are encouraged to complete their homework while in afterschool. During their homework and recreation period, a staff member will be available to answer any questions students may have. However, our staff is not responsible for the accuracy and/or completion of the child’s homework assignments.
Who do I contact to discuss my child’s participation in the program and/or report a behavior issue? 
Please email the afterschool office at ps3til6@gmail.com and request a meeting with our site supervisor to discuss your concerns so she can investigate them without delay.
A follow-up meeting will be scheduled to discuss our supervisor’s findings and explain which steps will be taken to address the issue.

Is the PS 3 ‘til 6 Afterschool Program affiliated with PS 3? 
PS 3 ’til 6 is an independent, non-profit organization. It is not affiliated with PS 3 or the NYC Department of Education.
How long has PS 3 ‘til 6 been operating its afterschool program?
Our program was founded by a group of PS 3 parents in the 1980s, and has been running continuously since then. Visit this page to learn more about the history of PS 3 ’til 6 and its deep roots in the community.
Why does PS 3 ‘til 6 charge tuition fees?
Our program receives no funding from the city or the state. It relies on tuition fees to cover its operational costs.
The first day for PS 3 ’til 6 Afterschool is different from the first day for PS 3. Why is that?
When the school year starts there are a number of changes still being processed (children may switch classrooms or even schools). In addition, all students need a few days to adjust to their school routine which may involve meeting new teachers and classmates, learning school protocols, taking the bus home, etc. We have learned from experience, that it is best to allow everyone a few days to settle before introducing students and their families to our team and our own protocols and procedures.
Is there a FREE afterschool program nearby?
Yes, there is a Beacon program – just two blocks from PS 3 – which is fully subsidized by NYC. Their afterschool program is offered free-of-charge and has no financial-based eligibility requirements. Beacon staff pick up students from PS 3 when the school dismisses and walk over together thus ensuring a seamless transition from school to afterschool. The program runs inside City-as-School which is located at 16 Clarkson Street. For more information, please contact:
• New York Edge Beacon Program
• Phone: 212-337-6882
• Address: City As School,16 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014