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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.

For the rest of this school year.....

We are inviting students to come "try us out". free of charge and without all the registration paperwork!  Children in grades 1-4 can join us after school for a Wacky Wednesday, or a Fun Food Friday by having parents fill out the permission slip available on the admissions page, and by returning it to Skip at least 2 days in advance, and confirming that space is available.  Parents must also notify their child's classroom teacher.  Preschool children (aged 3, 4, or 5), can also "visit" SKIP on Wednesdays or Fridays during our hands-on "Play to Learn" preschool from 12 - 3 pm., by having parents fill out the permission slip and returning it to SKIP.

 April vacation highlights!  Cupcake wars and recycling!
4/20 - 4/24 2015

Thursday Oct. 23rd, 2014 We celebrated
SKIP's 20th Birthday and Lights on Afterschool at an Open House! 

What can you do with a plastic bottle?

During April Vacation week we celebrated Earth Week 2014 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

Little Skippers Preschool 12:00

Afternoon Pickup: 6:00pm

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

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Summer 2015 Materials  are now available! 

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!