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Welcome to School Kids in Peterborough 
Where learning is fun, and fun is learning!

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 able to offer preschool if enough interest arises.

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.

We are offering 8 full themed summer camp weeks beginning June 25th, ending August 24th, and will be closed July 4th week.  Registration is open to school age children 4 - 15 from any town, and complete registration paperwork is necessary. You may sign up for a minimum of two days per week.  Cost (if registered by June 1st) (rates increase by $5.00/day after 6/1/18) is $35.00/day, $175.00/week, with a $15.00 discount on a full week paid by the preceding week. We open at 6:30 am and close at 5:30 pm in summer.  There is a registration fee of $35.00 that includes a summer tee to be worn on field trips. (family max if $50.00) Contracted services must be paid regardless of attendance, as space is reserved. Please be sure to consider you family's vacation plans before submitting your contract, as changes are at discretion of the Director, and there are NO refunds for any reason.  On Tuesdays, weather permitting, we transport the children to Cunningham Pond, and pick up is at the pond.  We provide breakfast until 9 am, and a nutritious morning and afternoon snack.  You send a nutritious lunch and drink. Certain items should be available every day, including bathing suit and towel, water bottle, walking shoes (besides flip flops), and continuous spray sunscreen.  We will label all items for your child.  Extra clothing is useful,and these items may be left at SKIP for convenience.  We do accept families that receive state assistance.  Payment must be made prior to attendance, (or a designated portion for state families). We ask for pick up by 5:20 for a 5:30 close time, and may impose a fee for late pick up.  Please fee free to call Maria Szmauz, Director if you have any questions, 

SKIP Summer 2017-Highlights 
LumberjacK week was a blast!  We got inked! No tall tale!

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

(Summer and vacation weeks; 5:30pm)

Reminder -  there may be a charge for late pickup.

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We are delighted to offer 8 weeks of well supervised, exciting, all inclusive activities for you children this summer!  SKIP stands for School Kids in Peterborough, and our logo is colorful just like our program and our building.  We are located on the grounds of PES, and thus are able to spend a good deal of time outdoors enjoying nature and sports, but when it it's just too hot (even after water play, or time in our cool garden), we can just come in - to our air conditioned haven for some awesome indoor crafts, games, or snacks, all build around our weekly theme.  We swim at Cunningham Pond on Tuesdays, and the town pool on Thursdays.  We have diverse, well trained staff, are state licensed, and operate with much better than 1/10 staff/student ratios.  Our staff is dedicated, loving, and all CPR/First Aid trained.  We believe to play is to learn, and offer many hands-on opportunities for both.  We make our own summer tees to wear on our many walking field trips around town.  All breakfast, and morning and afternoon snacks, admissions, and transportation is included in our weekly cost. We visit the Peterborough Players, Mariposa Museum, Ava Marie Chocolates, Bowling Acres, The Peterborough Community Theatre, and the library. 

WAVE as you see us walking around town!

Back to School 2018/19 coming soon!

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! 

FLIP your LID for us!

Some of the awesome projects we hope to do during the break and after involve LIDS from things like margarine tubs and soda bottles. We would greatly appreciate donations of these, in as many colors as you can come up with.  Look for our finished garden art eventually!

Calling all art lovers this  summer! 

We incorporate art into all our summer weeks, so if you love art, especially join us  as we make art in a BIG way!  Have you ever done spinning art in a kiddie pool or slipped and slid with paint?  Have you ever had fun with jelli prints?  Either way come and join in the fun here as we do all that and more!   Maybe have some multi-color waffles or painted cookies while you are here! Button crayons anyone?