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Dear SKIP Families,

   It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that SKIP will not be holding a summer session this year. This was a hard decision to make as we know how vital childcare is to our community. We made this decision because as a staff and Board we have been running on a skeleton crew since 2020 and it was determined that it was essential for the long-term success of SKIP that we really need to take time this summer to reorganize our resources to ensure we are able to provide school year and summer programs for many years to come.

   We will be using the time to organize and update our facility, build up our board, fundraise, review professional development of staff, and plan for the future of SKIP. We will keep all of you and the public updated on our progress as the summer progresses. We will be reopening in the fall for the 2024-2025 school year and will have a new and improved school year packet available by August 1st. We have lots of great ideas we are excited to bring to life and enrich the overall experience of being a SKIP family!

No SKIP Summer 2024

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 directly adjacent to the Peterborough Elementary School. All children are welcome. We meet SKIP kids at the Peterborough Elementary School during dismissal and walk them down to our facility. For middle schoolers, transportation is readily available from the South Meadow School. 

At SKIP, our goal is to foster social and emotional learning. Our staff strives to help children develop skills that they can apply both to educational settings and to their general life. We offer before school care for Pre-K through fourth grade, and after school care through eighth grade. Our programs include breakfast, snacks and supervised homework time.


A variety of rotating activities give children an opportunity to participate in games, sports, arts & crafts, science & nature projects, cooking, music, drama and creative play. Each day, after school, we offer children a space to do homework with help from our staff if needed, as well as explore a variety of activities based on changing themes throughout the school year. We limit the use of electronics, instead focusing on more hands-on experiences.


Our partnership with various groups such as the Child and Adult Food Program, End 68 hours of Hunger, Franklin Pierce University, America Reads and Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other groups increases opportunities for individual attention. We have served families in the community for 30 years this June!


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 program while we help nurture self-esteem and 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.

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!

Our Hours

Monday - Friday

Morning: 6:30am

Afternoon Pickup: 6:00pm

(Vacation, Remote Learning for All, and summer weeks; 5:30pm)

Reminder - there is a charge for late pickup.

PARENTS - we are looking for a few good folks to serve on our Board of Directors, to help steer SKIP in a positive direction towards a great future serving area families. Contact the Director if you are interested, or know a community member who might have some great insight to share with us.

Conta​ct Us:

Director: Hillary Simpson


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