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Rec Kids Afterschool Program

Rec Kids 2023-2024 Request for Registration Form opens Wednesday, May 3 at 8:00am. Click below to complete request form.

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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.

REGISTRATIONS FOR THE CURRENT 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR: Registration is closed for the 2022-23 school year. Please read on for information about the registration process for new families for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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, and must attend at least two days per week.

Rec Kids 2023-2024 Fees

Registration Fee: There is a $50 per child, non-refundable registration fee required at the time of registration for all families that do not qualify for Childcare Financial Assistance.

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 $4.00 fee.

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

Rec Kids Family Handbook