Early Childhood Aftercare

Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:30pm

  • Breakwater Early Childhood offers contracted after school care for toddlers and preschoolers on a space-available basis.

  • Parents may contract per semester or year.

  • To register your child, please go to the AfterCare page on our registration platform.

  • Your child must be contracted in order to attend AfterCare. Drop Ins are not available.

  • Register at your earliest convenience as spaces are limited.

If you have questions regarding Early Childhood AfterCare registration, please contact Wendy Getchell, Early Childhood Coordinator

Fridays 12PM-3PM for Toddler, 1:30pm-3:00pm for Preschool

  • Please Note: Every Friday at Breakwater is early release day.

  • Toddler early release time is 12pm and Preschool early release time is 1:30pm.

  • Your child must be contracted per semester or year in order to attend Early Release Extended Care until 3:00pm.

  • To register please contact Wendy Getchell, Early Childhood Coordinator .

  • If you need Aftercare beyond 3:00pm on Early Release days, please see above.

If you have questions regarding Friday Early Release Extended Care please contact Wendy Getchell, Early Childhood Coordinator.


PreK-8 BEFOREcare

BeforeCare for Grades PreK-8 is offered Monday-Friday from 7:30am to 8am only for students who attend Breakwater School.

BeforeCare is available for Breakwater students in preschool - Grade 8 in semester or year-long purchases. Enrollment is $5/day. Your total balance due for BeforeCare will be calculated based on the number of days selected per week. BeforeCare is held in the library Monday - Friday from 7:30 - 8:00 am.

At 8:00am, K-8 students will join the other arriving students on the playground and preschool students will be dropped off in their classrooms

K-5 Aftercare

AfterCare for Grades K-5 is offered Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3 - 6pm, Wednesday 2 - 6pm, and Fridays from 1:30 - 6pm for all students in the Greater Portland Area. Our hours accommodate early release schedules for both Breakwater School and Portland Public Schools 

We currently provide transportation from the following Portland Public and Private Schools:

  • East End Community School

  • Levey Day School*

  • Longfellow Elementary School

  • Lyseth Elementary School

  • Ocean Avenue Elementary School

  • Reiche Elementary School (round trip transportation on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

  • Amanda C. Rowe Elementary School

  • Presumpscot Elementary School (round trip transportation on Tuesday and Thursday)

*Please note that at this time we do not offer Tuesday early release care for Levey Day School*

Upon arrival, students check in with an AfterCare staff, and meet their friends in the gymnasium (the β€œDan”) for an afternoon of exploring and creating through a variety of diverse activities.

Students can choose to join a game on the field, take part in the daily art project, build with legos and blocks in our building zone, or find a quiet space to do their homework or read a book.

If you have questions regarding AfterCare please contact Amy Pichette, AfterCare and Enrichment Director.


Middle School: The Landing

The Landing is the after-school space for Breakwater School 5th-8th grade students

The Landing is housed in the basement of the Jessie Building on the Breakwater campus.  Students will be able to find a quiet space to do homework, spend time with friends, or engage in a self-directed project. 

The Landing will be open from 3 - 6pm on Mondays - Thursdays and 1:30 - 3:45 on Fridays. There will be one lead after-school teacher. At this time The Landing is open to Breakwater School 5th-8th grade students only. Scroll up to view our K-5th grade AfterCare options available for all Greater Portland area students. Explore our Enrichment options for grades K-8 here!