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Afterschool Programs

Human Service Programs

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Our after school program is designed to build children’s social skills and enhance their school-day learning. Children engage in developmentally appropriate project-based learning curriculum, both individually and in groups.

For 10 months of the year (including early release days), all seven classrooms provide care from the end of the school-day until 5:55 p.m. Programs are open during school vacation weeks and on snow days. All programs have a staff-to-teacher ratio of 3 staff to 24 or 25 children.

All after-school programs are licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and the staff is trained in basic inclusionary practices.

Tips and FAQs

How do I enroll my child in an After-School Program?

Enrollment is open to all Cambridge residents or city workers on a first come first serve basis. Parents or guardians may place a child one year or older on a wait list at anytime. Those interested in applying are requested to complete and sign a Waitlist / Enrollment Request Form. (Note: This form does not enroll you into a program. It places you on the waitlist for the programs you have selected.) Forms are also available at the Department of Human Services Programs office at 51 Inman Street.

Program staff will contact you by telephone when an opening occurs in any of the Department of Human Services Programs you have selected. If the program is in session, a visit to the program can also be arranged.

How much is the Tuition for After-School Programs?

Tuition is on a sliding fee scale according to total gross family income, determined by your current tax return.

Tuition fees are due by the 1st of the month prior to receiving services.

The City of Cambridge offers scholarships based on income, Cambridge residency and family size. Fees are determined on a sliding fee scale (subject to change).

DTA and Department of Early Care and Education Vouchers are welcome.

For more information contact the Enrollment Coordinator, Chandra Green.


Last Updated: 3/5/2017 | Provide feedback on this page

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