4th "R" Program

While parents are at work, their elementary school children can participate in a safe, high quality and affordable program right at their own school.


The 4th "R" Before and After School Program will provide physical activity and cultural enrichment while helping children develop important skills to improve their health, intellect, and social skills. The program will include: 
  • Homework/quiet time
  • Recreation stations (Arts, Crafts, Games, Teambuilding, Free Choice)
  • Theme days
  • Special Interest Groups 
  • Wellness Element

Reporting In

Participants in this program are to report to the site every day when school is in session based on what you have signed up for. Each participant is expected to be signed in for the morning session and signed out in the afternoon session by a parent or guardian.

Program Hours

  • Morning Program: Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - start of school (Parents/guardians must sign their child into the program)
  • Afternoon Program: Monday - Friday, school dismissal - 6 p.m. (Parents/guardians must sign their child out of the program)
  • Once you have registered for the 4th "R" program, you have signed up for an entire month of Monday through Friday care. There are no exceptions, nor can we customize a schedule for any family.

Bus Policy

Participants are not permitted to take a bus to and/or from school when they are enrolled in the 4th "R" program (morning participants cannot take the bus to school, afternoon participants cannot take the bus from school). Participants registered will not be on the bus drivers routes; therefore they must be signed in or out of the program.

Absent from Program

You may also choose to sign your child in or out of school if they will not be attending on any given day. If this is the case, parents must inform the Site Director. See the Parent Handbook for more information.


Though application requirements for state licensing preclude 4th "R" from applying, on a daily basis the staff closely adheres to the state of Connecticut guidelines for a child care setting to the best of our ability at each 4th "R" site.