Our Afterschool Excellence program promotes safe, healthy fun in a creative environment for children in Kindergarten-5th grade who reside in Burlington. Children choose from a range of activities offered over a period of 6-8 weeks. Options include arts and crafts, outdoor and indoor play, cooking, technology, constructive and dramatic play, exploring nature, tennis, and science activities.
A healthy meal is provided each day through our partnership with Burlington School Food Project.
Homework help is always available and is part of the daily schedule. Each child is matched with a tutor for a weekly academic boost. Kids in Afterschool Excellence are also eligible to be matched with an adult mentor, as available. These pairs meet weekly, enjoying local community adventures.
We collaborate with many community partners to enhance our afterschool programming. This includes on-site programs as well as field trips to Shelburne Farms, ECHO, the Flynn Center, Friends for A-Dog, Audubon Vermont, The Edge, and many others. Strong partnerships with area colleges ensure a low student-to-adult ratio. Each semester many student interns and volunteers work alongside our staff, providing additional supervision and support.
This 5 STAR licensed program runs from 2:50 – 5:30 pm (1:50 – 5:30 pm on Wednesdays), Monday-Friday during the school year, with extended care available during early dismissals, and some school holidays. Full-day care is offered during February and April school vacations.
An 8 week full-day summer camp is also offered, June 26 – August 18, 2017. Summer days are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Full days at summer camp allow for even more fun! Kids will have the opportunity to participate in lots of outdoor play, hiking, gardening, and exploring our local community.
Our weekly tuition reflects the 5 STAR state subsidy reimbursement rate:
$100 per week for Afterschool care
$182 per week for full-day summer care
We accept child-care subsidy. There are a limited number of scholarships available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, please contact Carrie Jacques, Afterschool Director, at (802) 862-6736 x108 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration forms are available to download here.