PS 3 has had an on-site afterschool program since the eighties. Back then, children had access to homework help and a few enrichment classes, and day-to-day operations were run by a group of parent volunteers. Over time, as the school population grew, expert staff and teachers were hired to meet the growing need for services. In 2001, PS 3 ‘til 6 was incorporated as a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization with its own bylaws and board of directors. Drawn mostly from the parent body, directors oversee the affairs of the corporation, including program policy and pricing. This ensures tuition fees remain as low as possible.
Keeping pace with the shifting demographics of our community, Weekend Sports, Day Camp and Summer Program were introduced in recent years, and are now offered during school breaks and holidays under the more generic ‘Village Kids’ name. Unlike the PS 3 ’til 6 Afterschool, which is available to PS 3 students exclusively, these new programs accept neighborhood children, regardless of school attended. All programs are fully licensed and professionally managed.
Families trust our experienced, caring team, and high operational standards. Above all, they appreciate the variety of enrichment classes offered, which include exciting specialties like robotics, Alvin Ailey dance, foreign languages, tennis, culinary arts, chess, fencing, and more! In a neighborhood with multiple out-of-school options, Village Kids stands out for its educational philosophy, comprehensive curriculum, and competitive rates.