171 Pine Street, Auburndale, MA 02466   Tel.  617.965.1518
Mailing Address PO Box 66273, Newton, MA 02466   Tax ID 042734594

Programming and Special Events

Activities, Trips, and Special Events

The staff of BCAP plan and implement all program activities and special events. The activities vary according to the day, but they generally include a choice of free time, gym, art, and games.

BCAP also offers both large and small group field trips throughout the year. Small and large group field trip fees will generally run between $10.00-$15.00.

Special events are an important part of BCAP. These include a Halloween Party and a Lunar New Year Celebration. BCAP Olympics are held in March, a Carnival takes place in February and a Pasta Dinner occurs in April. Events culminate with a year-end show in June called the Creative Convention in which the children have the opportunity sing, dance, and perform.

Kindergarten Program

Because of room scheduling of the Burr School, the K program may use the CAF or a classroom upstairs.

Older Kids (OK) Club

The 4th and 5th-grade children have their own area at BCAP. They have opportunities to either participate in the various activities offered daily, or to just socialize with their friends. Many of the older children choose to do their homework at BCAP, freeing up their home time in the evening. The older kids also take field trips and help out during special events.


In addition to BCAP's regular curriculum offerings, "Mini-classes" are offered throughout the year. These classes are project/goal/skill oriented. These classes require children to commit to attending for the length of the class (approximately five meetings). Paper quilling, Mystery Detective, gardening, musical instrument-making, and book club are some offerings.

Food, Lunch, and Snacks

Occasionally, children will eat lunch at the program. BCAP suggests including fruits and vegetables, low-fat meats, and grains for the meal. Snack is provided to all children in the program every day. Snack items include breakfast bars, cookies, crackers, cheese, and fruits. Children are free to snack on fruits and vegetables provided by BCAP throughout the day. BCAP staff cannot prepare food or use a conventional or microwave oven to heat up food for children.

On Wednesdays and other early release days, Newton Public School's lunch is not available to BCAP families. You will be assessed a fee of $5.00 if your child arrives to the program with no lunch.

Program Check-in and Transportation

The Kindergarten Coordinator escorts Burr School Kindergartners to the program every day. The program assumes responsibility for the Kindergarten children when they check in with the Coordinator.

Burr children in grades 1-5 arrive at BCAP by unsupervised walk. BCAP assumes responsibility for these children when they check in with the attendance person. Transportation is not provided to or from the program.

According to EEC regulations children must be at least 9 years old in order to be dismissed unaccompanied from the program. There must be written permission on file that includes: 1. Dates and times of dismissal; 2. Method of transportation; and 3. Parental responsibility.

The program has the right to rescind the above privilege if the child's behavior warrants the limitation. Your child will not be supervised by staff while s/he is away from the program. The parent is responsible for his/her child once s/he leaves the program.

Health and Safety

A copy of The Burr Community Afterschool Program, Inc.'s full health care policy is available upon request or click here.

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