Elementary Early Morning Program

  • 2020-21 School Year
    Please call the Business Office at 617-559-9025 to check availability before you register.  
    Program Details
    The Newton Public Schools offers an Early Morning Program for students in Grades K through 5. The program provides supervised care for students prior to the start of the school day. Program start day for the 2020-21 school year is Monday, October 5, 2020.  Program hours are 7:30 a.m. - 8:25 a.m. Note: the program will NOT be offered at Franklin, Peirce, or Williams Elementary right now.
    Program Cost
    The cost of the program is $12.00 per day. Your student is only eliglbe to attend on the days in which they attend school in-person in the school building. Invoices will be sent to families monthly for payment. Financial assistance is available. Please follow this link to apply.
    Please register through the MySchoolBucks payment portal. Follow this link to MySchoolBucks. To download registration instructions, please click here. Note: Currently, registration is limited to 10 students per school.
    Frequently Asked Questions 

    Who is eligible to sign up for the program?
    Any child registered at any Newton Public elementary school may apply to attend this program. However, enrollment is contingent upon space available.  Registration fills up quickly.

    What are the hours?
    You may drop your child off at 7:30 a.m. at their respective elementary school. At 8:25 a.m., they will be brought to their regularly scheduled class.

    What is the cost?
    The cost is $12 per day.

    Is financial assistance available?
    Yes. All waiver requests must include an Early Morning Program Financial Assistance Application. The form is available online, by clicking here, or you may call 617-559-9025 to request a hard copy. The Assistant Superintendent/Chief  Financial and Administrative Officer will review all applications and determine eligibility.
    Will COVID-19 health and safety protocols be followed in the early morning program?
    Yes, the same health and safety protocols utilized during the school day will be followed in the Early Morning Program. To review the COVID-19 health and safety protocols, please visit this webpage.
    Can my child attend the morning program on days when not in school in-person?
    No, the early morning program is only for students who are attending in-school in person on that specific day.

    Can my child attend the morning program at a different elementary school than the school they attend for class?
    No. There will be no transportation available to take the students from one school to the other.

    How many days do I have to sign up for?
    Your student is eligible to attend only on the in-person days of their hybrid schedule. However, the days are not transferable and your student will only be allowed to attend the program on the days for which you pre-registered.  

    If I do not sign up for the program in advance, may I drop my student off on sporadic days when assistance is needed?
    No. There will be no one available to collect a daily fee, and we cannot guarantee the program will be properly staffed for unregistered students. If circumstances arise where weekly early morning care becomes necessary, please contact the Department of Business and Finance. If space remains at your student's school, it is possible that your student can be added after the program has begun. This is strictly subject to availability and the discretion of the program administrator.

    Will breakfast be available?
    Please check with your school regarding the availability of breakfast. All students are encouraged to have breakfast at home prior to arriving to EMP.

    Who will be watching my student?
    The program is staffed by trained Newton Public Schools personnel.

    What will my student be doing for the duration of this program?
    Depending on age and the school they attend, students will spend their time reading, playing games, doing homework, or working with staff members on a variety of other projects.

    Can I register and pay on-line?
    You may register and pay online through the MySchoolBucks payment portal at www.myschoolbucks.com

    Who can I speak with if I have further questions?
    Please contact the Department of Business, Finance & Planning at 617-559-9025.