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Rec Kids Afterschool Program

Rec Kids is a STARS accredited, Licensed Childcare program providing quality afterschool care for the Essex Westford School District.

WHO: K-5 students attending Hiawatha, Summit, Fleming, Essex Elementary, Founders, or Westford

DATE: Monday–Friday, EWSD school year calendar

TIME: From school dismissal until 6pm

Children will engage in a variety of fun, enriching, and engaging activities such as; sports, group games, field trips, homework support, and time to unwind at the end of the school day. A nutritious snack is provided each day as well. 

Financial assistance is available to qualified families through Childcare Resource: 802-863-3367. 

NEW REGISTRATIONS FOR THE CURRENT 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR: All registration inquiries for the current school year must be sent to Please include your child’s name, grade, the school that they attend, and which days you would like to register for in this email. A representative from EJRP will follow up with options depending on availability. 

Registration for 2023-2024 School Year

CURRENT FAMILIES can expect to hear from our team the first week of April to secure a spot for next year. 

NEW FAMILY registration for the 2023-2024 school year begins Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 8:00 am and is online registration only. The link to the online ‘Request for Registration’ form will be available on this page and the home page of at 8:00 am on Wednesday, May 3. Please complete the online request form and submit - forms will be collected in the order they are received electronically. Submitting the form DOES NOT guarantee registration. 

If you need assistance with online registration, please call 802-878-1375 in advance of the registration day so we can assist you.

A representative from EJRP will follow-up via email to inform you of your registration status. If we are able to enroll your child, the $50 non-refundable registration fee will be due right away to secure placement and can be paid with a credit card over the phone or in your online account. This fee is not covered by Childcare Resource. If we are unable to register your child due to a lack of availability, we will not take the $50 payment to be put on a waitlist.

Children who attend fewer than 5-days per week must maintain a consistent schedule for the days of the week that they participate.

Rec Kids 2022-2023 Fees

Registration Fee: There is a $45 per child, non-refundable registration fee required at the time of registration. This fee is not covered by Childcare Resource.

Days Per WeekDaily RateWeekly Rate

Sibling Discount: For families with more than one child, each additional child will receive a $2.00/day discount.

Early Dismissal Rate: For any student registered on the day where EWSD has an early dismissal, there is an additional $3.50 fee.

For more information, please call 802-878-1375 or email reckids@

Rec Kids Family Handbook