School Age Program
- The Ollie provides a safe, learning environment for children during the school year serving the needs of families with school age children where the caregivers are unavailable mainly due to work after school hours.
- This program is entirely consistent with the Ollie’s guiding principles to be a safe haven for children and families where social interaction, supervision, age-appropriate activities and learning opportunities are ever-present and to promote, encourage and develop healthy and whole families, literacy, academic success, social and life skills, health and wellness
- Afterschool, Before School and Summer Program Serving children ages 5 – 12 years old.
- School Age is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC) and has a capacity for 65 children during the school year and 75 children during the summer
- The Program bases its Full Day schedule on the Boston Public and local Private School calendars (i.e. vacations, early dismissals, professional days).
- The program has 20 income eligible and 4 supportive slots subsidized by EEC and additional voucher slots available through Child Care Choices of Boston
- These programs operate with 1 director, 1 coordinator, 5 group leaders, 1-2 1:1 Aides/Inclusion Assistants and 4-6 PT teens
The After School Program
- Program operates from 2:15 to 5:45 p.m. each day
- The program is operated from the 136 H Street location
- The program offers transportation and escort services from local schools to SBNH
- The program offers full-day service during school vacations and summer months
- The program provides 1 healthy snack and 1 meal daily, partially funded by DOE
- Private pay is available at $120 per week
- Summer only weeks are $185 per week
The Summer Program
The program operates between 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- The program provides off-site trips daily to participants
- The program provides educational activities (i.e. summer reading, writing) to bridge the gap between summer and school year
- The program offers weekly slots for youth who do not participate year-round
- The program provides breakfast, lunch & snack
- The cost is $37.00/day
- Boston Centers for Youth & Family (BCYF) – donate use of the Condon Community Center pool for weekly swimming and Tynan Community Center gym for weekly sports.
- South Boston FANS (Families Advocating for Neighborhood Strength) – collaborates with SBNH to sponsor parent educational workshops at both the South Boston Action Center and SBNH.
- Ultimate Self-Defense Studio – Owner Andrea Muccini conducts pro-bono self-defense training and strengthening classes weekly for SBNH girls.
- Boston Green Growers – providing gardening and nutritional instruction
- Junior Achievement – weekly groups for participants focused on financial literacy
- Bricks4Kids and the Museum of Science – offering Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum and activities
- New England Conservatory of Music – incorporating regular interactive music education
Each family is required to pay $120 per week for this program. Our Program accepts:
- private pay
- state subsidized vouchers
- income eligible subsidies through EEC
- Department of Children and Families (DCF) supportive subsidies
For more information contact Program Director, Kristen DeVoy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (617)-268-1619 x 502