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Before & After School Care

The ECEC offers Before and After-school Childcare for Students Attending the ECEC

Before School Program runs from 7:00 am – 8:45 am

After School Program runs from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Students must be 4 years old to participate in this program.

Application Form

ECEC Before & After School Childcare Application

 If your child will be 4 years old or a kindergartener in September, and you would like to register for before or after school care, please complete the enclosed registration forms and return them via email, to the ECEC Childcare Coordinator, Brenda McMurtry (

Download the 2024-2025 ECEC Childcare Application Here

The $75 registration fee should be paid on the Dedham Public Schools UniPay website.

AM and PM Child Care slots are filled on a first come, first serve basis, keeping in mind the student to staff ratio that is required for our programming. Once we have reached our designated enrollment, students will be added to a waitlist.


Program Fees

If you have accessed ECEC Child Care in the past you will notice that fees have increased for the coming school year. The rates for childcare at the ECEC have not increased in recent years and it is important that fees continue to support the operating costs of the program.

  • For the 2024-2025 school years, fees will increase by approximately 25% and then again in the 2025-2026 school year by approximately 15%.
  • The increase in rates for the 2025-2026 school year will bring the ECEC child care rates into alignment with the rates that families currently pay for the same service in grades 1-5.
  • After the 2025-2026 school year rates will increase by 3% annually to ensure revenues generated by the fees keep pace with normal inflationary increases to the costs of goods and services.

We look forward to having your children join us in our ECEC Child Care program when school begins next fall. Any questions can be directed to our Coordinator, Mrs. McMurtry, whose email is listed above.

Contact Us

Mrs. Brenda Mcmurtry, ECEC Childcare 

1100 High St Dedham, MA 02026