Welcome to Before and After School Program

            The Somersworth Early Learning Center provides before and after school care for children 6 years of age and older who attend Somersworth Schools. We provide a morning breakfast, served at 7:00 a.m. and then walk the children to Maplewood school where they are escorted to the building or placed on the appropriate bus bound for Idlehurst School.

            In the afternoons, the teachers are there at the Maplewood School waiting to receive the children as they are dismissed from school. The children then walk back to the center where they have afternoon snack and enjoy choosing from several activities planned for them. Children, who attend Idlehurst, arrive on the bus out front of the center where teachers are there to greet them and bring them to their room so they too have snack and enjoy choosing from several activities planned for them.  They also have the option of doing their homework during this time and going to the gym across the street from the center.  Television viewing of pre-approved videos is allowed on an extremely limited basis. This is generally reserved for inclement weather days when children are unable to play outdoors.

            We do offer care on days when school is delayed or closed due to the weather and also for teacher workshop days, and school vacations.  Please inquire with our office staff about these costs.

         Daily Schedule (Before Care)

6:30-7:00 Drop off and table choice

7:00-7:30 Breakfast 

7:30-8:00 Free choice/craft 

8:05 Walking to School 

                    After School


3:00 Arrives at SELC

3:10-3:45 Snack

3:45-4:45 Gym/Outside 

4:45-5:45 crafts/free choice