QCARE’s carefully crafted after school programs provide a safe and enjoyable setting for school-aged children to build friendships, play games and sports, work on homework, and engage in a variety of creative projects and enriching activities.
A daily curriculum is planned to meet the needs of the individual, as well as the group.  Our caring educators focus on building positive relationships with each child and supporting the growth and development of self-esteem within each individual.

Children are encouraged to develop and pursue their own interests while respecting the rights of others.  Educators engage children in activities that involve cultural enrichment and will help them to understand the diversity that exists in our world.  We focus on social development, personal and intellectual growth, sparking new passions, and building new skills.
Our programs also focus on physical health and mental wellness as foundations for a happy childhood.

All of our after school program sites are licensed and inspected by the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). QCARE operates during the school year at nine elementary schools in the city of Quincy. Our hours of operation are after school dismissal each day as follows:

Early Release Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 1:55pm-5:30pm, and on Wed. from: 11:25am-5:30pm.
Early Release Sites: Atherton Hough, Bernazanni, Lincoln Hancock, Merrymount, Wollaston
Later Release Hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri: 2:25pm-5:30pm, and on Wed. from: 11:55am-5:30pm.
Later Release Sites: Later Release Sites: Beechwood Knoll, Montclair, Parker, Squantum

For an example of the daily schedule of an after school program day, please view our PARENT HANDBOOK

Learn more about VACATION programs

Quincy After School will be open from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. during vacation weeks. Children are divided into groups based on their age and grade.

8:00-9:00 Children arrive, attendance, “Morning Stations” and Free Play
9:00-9:30 Clean up and get into groups, wash hands, morning snack
9:30-11:45 Groups rotate through 45 minute scheduled activities
11:45-12:30 Clean up, wash hands, eat lunch with your group, tooth brushing and reading time
12:30-2:45 Groups rotate through 45 minute scheduled activities
2:45-3:15 Clean up, wash hands, afternoon snack
3:15-5:00 Get into swim groups for pool, non-swimmers do activities
5:00-5:30 Afternoon Stations, Free Play
5:30 Closing Time
image (34)

Our vacation programs are carefully planned to be fun, enriching, and educational.  A full-day vacation program is offered during February and April school vacation weeks. A summer Program is available to children who are thirteen years old or younger and are age eligible to enter Quincy Public School’s first grade. Vacation programs operate from 8:00am-5:30pm, and offer a wide variety of activities and field trips. Quincy After School Child Care (QCARE), Inc. is closed for all observed school holidays, Winter/Christmas Vacation, and any emergency closing/snow days.