Program Hours

NEDP Before School opens at 7:15 am at Broadmeadow, Eliot, Mitchell, and program
Newman. (We expect to open at Sunita Williams beginning September 2019.) Children are dismissed to school at the first bell; each program follows the procedures of their school. NEDP After School operates from the end of the school day until 6 pm at all five elementary schools. Children are dismissed from their classroom and walk to the appointed area for check-in.

Early Release Day

NEDP is open for Early Release Day (Teacher Professional Development) from the close of school until 6:00 pm.  Children registered for that particular day of the week are automatically registered for the early release day and a fee of $25 will be charged for the additional hours. Please let us know if your child will not be attending; we usually have a waiting list for early release days.  


If you would like to have your child added to the waitlist for an Early Release Day please fill out the Additional day form. 


Children bring a nut-free lunch to be enjoyed but all snacks are provided.

Delayed Opening

When the Needham Public Schools have a scheduled Delayed Opening, we are open from 7:15 am- the opening of school. Children contracted for that particular day of the week are guaranteed a spot and a fee of $25 will be charged for the additional hours. The fee will not be charged for children that do not attend.

Space permitting, the Delayed Opening may also be offered to after school families. The fee is $40 per child.

Additional Days

Space permitting, parents may request additional days in writing. The additional day fee of $45 applies.

Full Days

Full day programs run from 7:15 am -6 pm. Vacation camps are offered for After School participants during February and April Vacation weeks (Tuesday – Friday). NEDP is also open for full days when school is closed for Religious Holidays and Teacher Professional days.  These require separate registration and an additional payment of $75 per day.


Holiday Closures

NEDP will be closed for the following:


                                          October:                         Columbus Day

                                          November:                      Veteran’s Day

                                          Thanksgiving and the following Friday

                                          December:                      School Vacation Week

                                          January:                          Martin Luther King Day

                                          February:                        Washington’s Birthday

                                          April:                                Patriot’s Day

                                          May:                                 Memorial Day

Snow Day Procedure

If the Needham Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, NEDP will also be closed.


In the case of weather-related delayed opening, Before School will be canceled


If the schools are open in the morning but close early during the day, children whose parents have made prior arrangements with us will be brought to NEDP (see the last page of registration). In this instance, it is the responsibility of the parents to contact your Site Coordinator as soon as possible to inform her/him of your earliest pickup time.  If the weather worsens as the day continues and NPS after-school activities are canceled, NEDP may ask parents to pick children up by 4:00 pm.

Contact us: 781-444-6337   /   nedpkids@gmail.com  /  52 Pickering Street Needham, MA  02492