During 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:
$30 per week
$8 per day (for 4 or fewer days)
$20 per week
$6 per day (for 4 or fewer days)
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.