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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 reckids@ejrp.org. 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 ejrp.org 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
1$20.25$20.25
2$19.25$38.50
3$18.25$54.75
4$17.25$69.00
5$16.25$81.25

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@ ejrp.org.

Rec Kids Family Handbook