After-School Programs

Children playing as a group during an afterschool program

The Department of Human Service Programs will be opening all Afterschool Program sites for the 2021/2022 school year. The enrollment process will open this summer, and DHSP will prioritize children who were enrolled in our programs as of March 13, 2020 (prior to closures due to COVID-19), who are still Cambridge residents, and who will be in grades JK-5. DHSP will then enroll children who are moving up from DHSP Preschools, followed by children who are currently on our waitlist for Afterschool Programs. Families will be contacted by email with more information regarding the enrollment process by the end of July. Read a letter sent to current Afterschool Families in June 2021.

Our afterschool programs are 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 ten 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 our staff are trained in basic inclusionary practices.

For more information, please contact the Enrollment Coordinator, Chandra Green at 617-349-6254.

 

Afterschool brochure