Program Hours

At this time, NEDP offers programming to the weeks children are in person. Before School opens at 7:15am. 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 6pm at all five elementary schools. Children are dismissed from their classroom and walk to the appointed area for check-in.

Remote Learning Support

NEDP is open from 7:15am-6:00pm on Wednesdays for students during their in person weeks for remote learning support. 


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.