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BFX: Extended Day Explorations

BFX: Extended Day Explorations

We are excited to introduce our new extended day program, BFXplorations! Re-imagining an afterschool program, BFX will be grounded in equity, joy, and exploration, and a place where children will want to be!

Launching in September, the BFX experience will run Monday to Friday, from 3:00 – 5:30pm, and will be open to students in Preschool through 8th Grade. Three, four, and five day options are available. All options are inclusive of “Xplorations”, formerly known as our “specials”, that are age-relevant activities in addition to daily play and study groups. More details are available below. Focusing on the needs of our students, equity, and the critical importance of joy and connection in children’s lives, the BFX program will offer all children equal access to daily play, study and homework groups, as well as these special age-relevant “Xplorations” in movement, art, science, sports, storytelling, and more. Equally as important, the program will offer children an opportunity to wind down and relax at the end of their school day.

Registration for fall 2021 BFX is now open and currently enrolled BFS families can find registration details here.

A Typical Afternoon at BFX

At the end of the school day, students will be escorted from their classrooms to a general meeting area for snack.

After snack, students will have the option to participate in the Xploration of the day. Xplorations are activities that could include yoga, dance, cooking, sports, art, and more. Following Xploration activities, students wind down and can engage in a playgroup, reading, creative projects or study/homework clinic.

Dismissal is at 5:30pm.

A sample of Fall Xploration offerings may include:

  • Yoga and Movement
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Storytelling
  • STEAM activities
  • Building with Legos
  • Double Dutch
  • Mystery Guest Fridays!

Please note that we are purposefully limiting the number of Xploration offerings as the program launches this Fall. The variety of Xplorations will grow depending on enrollment and student interest.

Frequently Asked Questions

Specials, now called Xplorations, are open to all students enrolled in BFX and no sign-up is needed at the time of Program enrollment. Each day will feature an Xploration and all students are welcome to participate or choose another activity.

Xplorations and the days they will be offered will vary throughout the semester. Students will be welcome to participate in the Xploration offered on the days they attend. BFX is designed to provide a rich daily experience for our extended day students.

BFX will be an extension of the school day. Our goal is to create a space that children will want to be part of, and that focuses on continuity, connection and engagement. For this reason we ask for a minimum three day a week commitment. If after enrollment closes there are spaces available, we will consider offering fewer days.

Yes. Occasional drop-in will be available on a space-available basis. The fee is $60 and this will be billed to your account.

There will be no refunds. When enrolling in BFX, we ask that you consider your needs carefully before signing up.

BFX will dismiss at 5:30. After that, you will be charged a late fee of $25 which will be billed to your account.

Yes. For more information about private music instruction, please email BFX@brooklynfriends.org.