After School Program

Lids playing a game in Bethel YDIC After school programDuring the school year, children in grades one through five attending Beech and Chief Joseph Elementary school students may enroll in an afternoon program for after school care. The Center is open every day Portland Public Schools is open; hours are 3 pm to 5:30 pm. Children are enrolled on a first come, first served basis until all spots are filled.

Staff meets your child at their school at dismissal time and accompanies them back to Bethel’s building. They are offered a substantial after-school snack. There is time set aside for homework, reading or mathematics games. Once school work is done, children may choose an activity – games, crafts, outdoor play (weather permitting).



2019-20 School Year

Begins August 26 | 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm


Bethel YDIC Fall Registration Packet 2019 (PDF)

Bethel YDIC Fall Registration Packet 2019 (DOCX)

Full Fee Rates:

• Daily rate: $20 per day per child.
• Weekly rate: $70 per child.

Scholarship Tuition Rates:

We offer reduced fees for those families who need tuition assistance. These scholarship tiers will help guide you to alternative payment options. One of our guiding principles is to create a safe place for children; this means we endeavor to never turn anyone away because of any financial restrictions. Please talk to the director for additional consideration.

Partial Scholarship First Tier

  • Daily Rate: $8 per child
  • Weekly Rate: $30 per child

Partial Scholarship Second Tier

  • Daily Rate: $6 per child
  • Weekly Rate: $20 per child

Inclement Weather Policy

Bethel YDIC follows the inclement weather closures of the Portland Public School District. If schools are subject to early closure, we will not be open that day. Please listen to local television and radio or view the internet for accurate closure information.