After School Play

Grades 1–6


The programs kids love.
The relationships they need.

Our after school program for elementary-age children leverages the Power of Play to help children overcome the effects of trauma and experience complete growth. We’ve taken the time to research how trauma has affected the development of our children and how the simple act of play can unlock the brain’s potential. Through our programs, children are growing socially and emotionally, which leads to improved grades and behavior.


We focus on three key components that lead to positive growth:


Caring Adult Relationships

Children experience a postive, caring adult relationship through our Coach-Mentors. A Coach-Mentor is a volunteer who has committed to loving and walking with the children in our program.

Connectedness with Peers

By learning from one another, working with each other, and even through competition, our children begin to understand that we are better together. They experience a sense of belonging as they work together towards a common goal.

Character Development

Children learn how the Gospel can transform their lives as we seek to live the way God has called us to. Through intentional Gospel conversations and real-world applications, youth learn that hope and purpose can be found in Christ alone.

Yearly Schedule


We have four sessions during the school year.


Fall 1

Aug 19 – Sep 26, 2019
(6 weeks)


Fall 2

Nov 4 – Dec 12, 2019
(6 weeks)



Jan 27 – Mar 5, 2020
(6 weeks)



Apr 13 – May 21, 2020
(6 weeks)


Daily Schedule


Creative Play & Snack Time


Character Development Lesson


Program Time








Programs that kids love!

  • Art Club

  • Baseball

  • Basketball

  • Brookside 500

  • Buda Khi

  • Cheerleading

  • Coding

  • Cooking

  • Creative Writing

  • Dance

  • Dog Training

  • Futsal (Indoor Soccer)

  • Group Games

  • Lego League

  • Robotics

  • Science Club

  • Tennis

  • Theater


Parent FAQ


What Brookside Community Play opportunities are there for my child?

There are opportunities for children of any age to participate in Play programming:

After School Play

An after school program for kids in 1st-6th grade that runs in six week sessions through the school year.

Education & Employment Academy

A program for youth in 7th-12th grade that meets Monday-Thursday throughout the school year.


Play Camps

One-week summertime camps for kids in 1st-6th grade

Summer Play

A community-wide event every Tuesday evening in June and July



How much does it cost?

We believe that cost should never prohibit a child from playing, that is why all of our programs are completely free. We provide quality programming at no cost to families thanks to our generous supporters.



Is there transportation available?

We provide transportation from Brookside Elementary and Paramount School of Excellence to Brookside Community Church. We are not able to provide transportation home.



What time do I pick up my child?

Parent pickup is at 5:50pm each night. You’re more than welcome to grab a plate and join us for dinner when you arrive.