Welcome to the Benton Before and After School Program
The program runs out of the Benton Elementary School. We offer a year round child care program to children ages 6-12.
Our hours are 6:30 am. to 8:15 am. and 2:30 pm. to 6:00 pm. during the school year. A full day program is available from 6:30 am. to 6:00 pm., during the summer, school vacation weeks, snow days and no school days.
We focus on the individual needs of the child.
Activities to choose from; gym, outdoor play, home-work, and the cafe which offers games, arts and crafts and free play. Children are free to choose the activity they desire.
Grades 4-6 are in the Junior Group. They have their own room and activities that are geared to older children.
Staff plan a wide variety of activities daily for each age group.
Special Days and events are planned throughout the year.
We offer an 8 Week summer program. Each week is based on a theme, activities and field trips are planned to enrich the theme. In addition to our weekly field trip, we give children the opportunity to go the the Alfond pool twice a week.
Some of our field trips are; Moose Point State Park, Playland Adventure Park, Bowling, and the Bangor Children's Museum. We change our trips each year with our favorite ones repeated yearly.
We are very fortunate to have dedicated and highly committed staff. The site coordinator has been with the program for 20 Years!! Many of our staff have been with the program for over 10 years! Having experienced staff helps to ensure a high level of quality programming.
The program is supported by parent fees. We offer a wide-variety of scheduling options. We also accept vouchers from the State of Maine and Aspire payments.
For more information about this program, call Terri at 238-1117 or 616-1072