Click here to edit subtitle

Welcome to School Kids in Peterborough 

We are a licensed; non-profit 501(c)3 child-care organization in Peterborough, NH located adjacent to the Peterborough Elementary School. All children are welcome. We meet SKIP kids at the Peterborough Elementary School and walk them down to our facility. For middle schoolers transportation is readily available from the South Meadow School. At SKIP our staff works hard to empower your children with the ability to make good decisions and to provide an environment that supports and celebrates their unique qualities as individuals. We offer before school care for kindergarten through fourth grade and after school care through eighth grade. We are also offering this year, a new play based program for children age 3,4 and 5 called "Little Skippers". It will run from noon to three, with extended day care available. Our focus will be learning while we play and helping children progress along the continuum from toddlerhood to kindergarten readiness.

Our programs includes breakfast, snacks and supervised homework time. A variety of rotating club activities give children an opportunity to participate in games, sports, arts & crafts, science & nature projects, cooking, music, drama and creative play. Each week, after homework is done, three activities are offered. One is held outdoors (or in the gym) and focuses on games and sports. Another provides creative outlets in arts & crafts and the third is based on a theme or activity chosen to meet the special interests of the children currently in attendance.

Our partnership with Franklin Pierce University, America Reads and Big Brothers/Big Sisters increases opportunities for individual attention.

SKIP welcomes a diverse student body from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds with a wide variety of academic abilities and potential. 

School Kids in Peterborough is about working, playing and having fun together. We would love to include your child in our enriching program while we nurture self-esteem and build positive values! 

Our Mission

School Kids in Peterborough is committed to accommodating working parents' schedules by providing a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for their children before and after school as well as during school vacations. 

  • We support and celebrate each child's unique qualities as an individual. 
  • We empower them with personal choice and decision making.
  • We help help them develop a foundation of positive habits, attitudes, skills and ideas that are essential for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.

February Vacation 2016  (2/22 - 2/26)

Usborne Book Fair Results

Thank you to Margaret Parison and to all who purchased books at our Book Fair held the week before Christmas.  There was a lovely selection of books many people purchased as gifts.  Margaret spent much time here and let each child peruse the books and make a wish list.  SKIP ended up with about $100.00 in free books thanks to all your purchases!  Check them out on display next time you are in.

Happy 2016 from SKIP!

Holiday Trees

This year we had to think really hard to come up with a theme that outdid our tree at last year's Holiday Trees!  Well, listening to the children talk about friends they had met at SKIP in the past gave us our great idea.  Silver and Gold (and who doesn't like glitter at the holidays?) Silver for the new friends we make here, and Gold for the old, as in that old girl scout song.
"Make new friends,
but save the old....
One is silver and the other Gold!

Our tree received two ribbons, and looked amazing, all with ornaments made by the children in a one week span.  Our tree had a very interesting trip from SKIP to the REC center! Thank you to everyone who voted for it!

What can you do with a plastic bottle?

During April Vacation week we celebrated Earth Week  by making Peterborough a little greener and SKIP a little more colorful!  We cleaned up around town and studied the work of the internationally renowned Glass Artist Dale Chihuly. We made our version of a Chihuly glass sculpture, and our own "Chihuly Bowls"!  What do you think we used?

Our Hours

Monday - Friday 

Morning: 6:30am

Afternoon Pickup: 6:00pm

Reminder -  there may be a charge for late pickup after 6:00pm

Visit us: Facebook 

Click on Admissions for 2015/16 school year registration materials.
Click on Programs tab to see our great themes and learn more.

Did you know you can register your child for SKIP and use SKIP only as needed on a drop-in basis?  Call to find out more! 

SKIP plans to be open during this coming school vacation.  You can download a contract below for more information.  We need these contracts back by February 12th (Friday) to plan staff and activities.  You can come for a whole or half day.  Prices are available on the contract, and there is a discount for full day, full week attendance that is prepaid. Children must complete  a SKIP registration packet (or be registered already) to attend.