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Licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). 

All 2023-24 afterschool programs have waitlists. Please join waitlists online or contact Registration for assistance.

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Our programs are committed to providing a high-quality experience for youth from Cambridge and local communities. We value creativity, culture, and community, and our curriculum is designed to encourage expression and exploration. 

In a normal afterschool day, our teachers plan a range of activities that meet children’s needs at all ages and energy levels. From the physically active, like basketball and tag, to mentally-engaging, such as collaborative board games or science experiments, there is something for every kid to enjoy!

Kindergarten Afterschool (open to Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students)
There will be one program for Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten children. The Kindergarten Afterschool will use space in our main building at 20 Sacramento Street and the spacious backyard with play structure and sandbox. There will be no separate Kindergarten art classes, but instead, Kindergarten afterschoolers will have art offered as part of their activity choices each day, and will have an Art Specialist as part of their teaching team. The afternoon will also include a healthy snack, outdoor recess (weather permitting), and two “choice time” activity blocks each afternoon.

1st-5th Afterschool
This is our choice-based afterschool program for 1st-5th graders that offers a variety of activities each day, including sports and games, arts and crafts, performing arts, homework help and more. This program is based in the Baldwin School, but also makes use of the nearby parks and playgrounds. The afternoon will include a healthy snack, outdoor recess (weather permitting), and two “choice time” activity blocks each afternoon.

1st-5th Arts Afterschool at Maud Morgan Arts
We will continue offering the arts afterschool at Maud Morgan Arts in an effort to make our arts programming more accessible. Unlike the regular afterschool, groups will have a specific medium focus for 8-10 weeks and rotate through different art types throughout the school year. For example, a child enrolled in a day of Arts Afterschool would get a mix of ceramics, printmaking, drawing, painting, and mixed media, over the course of the year. There won’t be semesters or gaps in programming, so enrollment would guarantee childcare on that day for the school year. Arts Afterschool will take place in the studios at Maud Morgan Arts, and the backyard and basketball court at 20 Sacramento St. Arts instruction will start at 3:30pm but children who arrive earlier will be supervised, served a healthy snack and can choose to work on homework, do outdoor recess (indoors in inclement weather), and socialize with friends.

6th-8th Grade Arts Afterschool at Maud Morgan Arts
For more information about the middle school arts afterschool program, click here.

The transition to afterschool begins at 2 PM, but your child’s start time will depend on their dismissal from school and arrival method. Our 1st-5th grade afterschool is based in the Baldwin School, and our kindergarten and art programs are a few houses down on Sacramento Street, so we are able to pick up students from the school, or off the bus if they attend a different Cambridge school. Students are also welcome to be dropped off. Students should be signed out and picked up no later than 5:45 PM. 

Early Release Days
On CPS district early release days, our program will open two hours early to welcome our usual Wednesday students from their buses or after Baldwin School dismissal. We will close at our regular time, so caregivers are expected to pick up between 5:30-5:45pm as usual. The dates of the early release days for this school year are noted on our 2023-24 Afterschool Calendar.

Our Staff
Our staff is led by Director of Children’s Programs Allegra Fletcher, and Director of Maud Morgan Arts Cory Shea and is a team of creative, caring and attentive individuals, some of whom have been part of our programming for years! While backgrounds vary, all of our teachers can expertly support our students in exploring their creativity, building relationships and, most importantly, having fun!

Our Space
In the warmer weather, our program will be outside as much as possible in the various outdoor spaces around Sacramento Street (Alden Park, Sacramento Field, Baldwin School side lot) and in our spacious backyard. Art instruction will take place in the studios in the Maud Morgan Arts building at 20A Sacramento Street. Kindergarten afterschool uses classrooms inside our main building at 20 Sacramento Street as well as the front studio of MMA, and 1st-5th grade afterschool uses indoor spaces, such as the gym and cafeteria, inside the Baldwin School. 

COVID-19 Safety 
Our COVID-19 safety steps are ever-evolving. To help mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19 in our programs, we keep our programs outdoors as much as possible. Mask-wearing is encouraged but not required.

Sadun Yapa, Registration Coordinator, 617-465-2941
Allegra Fletcher, Director of Children’s Programs, 617-465-2928

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