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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.

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

See our exciting weekly themes below.  Click on the tab to view our information packet.

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

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April Vacation
April 23rd - 27th

We plan to be open all day ( 6:30 am - 5:30 pm ) by special contract for all  of the days!  Our exciting theme is:

Reduce  Reuse  Recycle

We will celebrate our wonderful green earth!

Back to School 2017/18

Click on Admissions for 2017/18 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! 

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! few spots remain!

August 7- 11   While we incorporate art into all our summer weeks, especially join us this week 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!