Morning & Afternoon School Programs

The Wellington Student Care Program provides before and after school care for students grades kindergarten through fourth for students of the Wellington Elementary School in Belmont, MA. The program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (DEEC).

The Wellington PTO Student Care Programs will be open for operation on all regularly-scheduled school days. The Programs are closed during school holidays, vacations, snow days, and any other day on which school is not in session. If school is dismissed early due to bad weather, the Programs will also be closed. Parents will be called, and some staff will remain until all children are picked up.

Morning Care Program

The Morning Care Program is for children in grades K-4 and runs from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM each regular school day. When children first arrive, they are offered a light breakfast (e.g., whole grain cereal, bagels and cream cheese, fruit, muffins). The children then participate in individual and/or group activities including arts and crafts, board games, legos, knock hockey, and sports and games in the gym. At 8:30 AM, the students are escorted to join their classes.

Drop-ins are available for Morning Care on as-needed basis for any student enrolled in the Student Care Program (including those who are enrolled only in After Care).

Sample Morning Care schedule

A sample schedule for a regular day. If there is a delay in school opening, there is no Morning Care.

Time Activities
7:15 AM Check-in, Children Arrive
7:30 - 8:15 AM Eat Breakfast in Cafeteria, Activities, Sometimes Outside Activities
8:15 - 8:30 AM Quiet Activities
8:30 AM At the end of Morning Care, the students are escorted to join their classes in front of the school or in the Gym on rainy days. We make sure there is a MC to teacher hand-off.


After Care Program

Each grade is separate, overseen by a team of staff, and has a specific age-appropriate curriculum. The After Care Program operates, while school is in session, between the hours of 2:50 PM and 6:00 PM, M, T, Th, F, and 1:40 PM and 6 PM on W, except for Early Release Days when we start at 11:40 AM. During the program, the children work on their homework, socialize, have a snack, and engage in enrichment and outside activities. The overall atmosphere is always caring, relaxing, and safe.

Please note that the After Care Program is not open the day before Thanksgiving or on the last day of school. No drop-ins are available for After Care.

Sample After Care schedule

A sample schedule for a regular release day.

Time Activities
2:50 - 3:00 PM Check-in, Hand Washing, and Bathroom
​3:00 - 3:15 PM Snack Time in Cafeteria
3:15 - 3:55 PM Outside (weather permitting)
4:00 - 4:35 PM Homework/Reading (for grades 2–4)
​4:40 - 5:00 PM Activity in the Gym
5:00 - 5:55 PM Teacher Led Activity  ~  Free Choice
6:00 PM Program Closed

Early Release Day Enrichment

On early release Wednesdays (11:40 dismissal), the After Care Program provides special enrichment activities for students. Previous enrichment activities include magic shows, dance troupes, juggling shows, puppet shows, and live animal demonstrations.

Please visit the Wellington Student Care website for information on how to register for the program.