The Butler Extended Day Program (BEDP)

The Butler Extended Day Program (BEDP) is a school-age before and after school program owned and operated independently of the Daniel Butler School and its PTA.  The program serves students from Kindergarten through grade 4. The program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Families may register their children for two, three, four, or five days per week and may choose any combination of days, as long as there is space available.  Tuition is charged for all programs.

BEDP’s primary goal is to provide reliable, affordable before and after school care for Butler families in an environment which is safe, stimulating, and enjoyable, for the children.  BEDP strives to promote the social, intellectual, gross motor, fine motor, and emotional skills development of the children in its programs through a variety of activities and materials.  BEDP activities are designed to complement the activities of the school day.

To promote a relaxed, enjoyable time, BEDP attempts to recreate in a daycare setting many of the desirable features of the neighborhood experience.  In contrast to the school day, children at BEDP are free to play in mixed age groups. Many of the activities are designed to foster this goal, while others are tailored to specific ages and interests in recognition of the fact that children of different ages have different needs.  BEDP works to foster cooperation, respect, and friendship among the children while recognizing the need for individuals to have time to themselves before or after being part of a group all day. Quiet areas are provided where a child may read, do homework, or play by him or herself.

  • Morning Care Hours: 7:15 - 8:30 AM
  • BEDP: 2:40 - 5:45 PM on regular days, 11:30 AM - 5:45 PM on early release days
  • Extended BEDP: 5:45 - 6:15 PM

Please visit the BEDP website for the most up-to-date information on BEDP for the Butler School, including tuition costs.

The Butler PTA After-School Enrichment Program (BASEP)

The Butler PTA After-School Enrichment Program (BASEP) gives children the opportunity to further explore the worlds of art, culture, history, language, music, nature, physical fitness and more, right here at the Butler School.  Depending on availability, volunteers from the PTA organize a team of instructors who are experts in their various areas of interest. Their goal is to create a safe, fun environment where kids are free to learn and create after school.  Each class meets once a week during the session, and sessions are run based on volunteer availability. Financial Aid is available for families who demonstrate need for assistance. 

Please see BASEP webpage for the most up-to-date information on BASEP at the Butler School