School-Age Child Care

School-Age Child Care is designed to support working parents with children ages 5 through 13. Operating out of eight sites in the area, children are welcomed to each site from neighboring schools. SACC’s structured programs offer homework support, math and literacy coaching, physical activity, health, nutrition and wellness, arts classes, and music. Kids who start out in the SACC program often transition to our Youth Development programs and eventually work in the summer programs.

Click here for the Summer Day Getaway camp application.

SACC Locations

Bird Street Community Center 500 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA 02125
Chittick Elementary School 154 Ruskindale Road Mattapan, MA 02126
Clap Innovation School 35 Harvest St. Dorchester, MA 02125
Ellis Elementary School 203 Walnut Ave. Roxbury, MA 02119
Hale Elementary School 51 Cedar St. Roxbury, MA 02119
Higginson/Lewis K-8 School 131 Walnut Ave. Roxbury, MA 02119
J. F. Kennedy Elementary School 7 Bolster St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Russell Elementary School 750 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125


Click here for registration forms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is SACC open during school vacations?

During Winter Break, February Break, and Spring Break, Bird Street keeps multiple sites open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and all registered SACC students are eligible to attend. To find out which sites are open during the 2015-16 school year, call 617-282-6110 ext. 15 or email SACC Director Kathy Thomas.

With the exception of vacation weeks, SACC operates on the same schedule as the Boston Public Schools. You can find the 2015-16 schedule here.

Can my child come to SACC on snow days?

SACC follows the weather determinations of Boston Public Schools, which can be found here.

Is SACC active during the summer?

During the summer, SACC expands into the Summer Day Getaway Program. More information can be found here. Program applications will open in February.

Is SACC a licensed child care provider?

Bird Street's School Age Child Care Program is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care. Summer Day Getaway is licensed by the Westwood Board of Health.