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).

2018-19 School Year

Begins August 27 –  3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Full Fee Rates:

$70 per week
$20 per day (for 4 or fewer days)

Please talk to the Center’s Director if you find you require scholarship assistance.

Partial Scholarship Rates:

1st Tier:
$30 per week
$8 per day (for 4 or fewer days)

2nd Tier:
$20 per week
$6 per day (for 4 or fewer days)

2018 Fall Registration (DOC)
2018 Fall Registration (PDF)
2018 Fall Brochure

Inclement Weather Policy

Bethel’s Drop-In Center 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.