Wellington Student Care is a non-profit organization licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

After Care Program

Each grade is separate, overseen by a team of staff, and has a specific age-appropriate curriculum. During the program, the children work on their homework, socialize, have a snack, and engage in enrichment and outside activities. The overall atmosphere is always caring, relaxing, and safe.

Please note that the After Care Program is not open the day before Thanksgiving or on the last day of school. No drop-ins are available for After Care.
 

Snacks


After Care provides a light snack each day. Saltines and graham crackers are offered each day, along with a "snack of the day” (e.g., popcorn, goldfish, cheez-its, cheese and crackers, nutri-grain bars, pretzels, yogurt, cheese sticks) and a fruit or vegetable choice (e.g., apples, pears, oranges, frozen mixed fruit, apple sauce, carrots, salad). The children also have the option of bringing their own healthy snack from home.

Outdoor Time


Outside time is an integral part of the After Care Program to ensure the children get fresh air and exercise. All grades have outdoor time during the entire school year, weather permitting, so it is important that the children have appropriate dress for the season, both warm and cold. The program uses both the blue and green playgrounds at Wellington, as well as Underwood Park.

Sample After Care schedule


A sample schedule for a regular release day is provided below.

 

2:50–3:00 pm
Check-in, Hand Washing, and Bathroom 

3:00–3:15 pm
Snack Time in Cafeteria

                

3:15–3:55 pm
Outside (weather permitting)

4:00–4:35 pm
Homework/Reading (for grades 2–4)

4:40–5:00 pm
Activity in the Gym

5:00–5:55 pm
Teacher Led Activity  ~  
Free Choice

                      

6:00 pm
Program Closed



Sample After Care schedule


A sample schedule for a regular release day is provided below.

 

2:50–3:00 pm    Check-in, Hand Washing, and Bathroom 

3:00–3:15 pm    Snack Time in Cafeteria

                

3:15–3:55 pm    Outside (weather permitting)

4:00–4:35 pm    Homework/Reading (for grades 2–4)

4:40–5:00 pm    Activity in the Gym

5:00–5:55 pm    Teacher Led Activity  ~  Free Choice

                      

6:00 pm             Program Closed

Early release day enrichment



On early release Wednesdays (11:40 dismissal), the After Care

Program provides special enrichment activities for students. Previous enrichment activities include magic shows, dance troupes, juggling shows, puppet shows, and live animal demonstrations.