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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 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 able to offer preschool if enough interest arises.

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 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 27 years!

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 foster social and emotional learning, and strive to teach children social skills that will make them successful, contributing member of society. 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.

School Year 2022 2023

 The summer sure has flown by. We are gearing up for a great school year!  We are winding up our last two intense weeks of summer fun, and now have the school year paperwork on the admissions page. Just hit the big red tab for entire packet, fill out in its entirety, and return as directed.  Please return it by 8/23 to have your child attend  the first week of school.

Some Highlights of a Themed Summer Week - Hobbit Week!

Bilbo's house - our version!

Our props and homemade swords. (foamy of course)

WOW! The 1937 cover (reprinted) - Thanks Peterborough Library

We don't take ourselves too seriously! But we love to read - and play chess. - and pretend!

Rock Week was a blast!

We learned about the 3 types of rocks, and the difference between rocks and minerals. We hunted polished rocks,and did wire wrapping to make some lovely pendants. We made rock soap, candy agate slices, geode bath bombs, and even some chocolate gems for our snack. We also took turns breaking geodes. All while listening to - guess what - Rock and Roll Music!

More SKIP Highlights

LumberjacK week was a blast! We got inked! No tall tale!

What can you do with a plastic bottle?

During an April Vacation week we celebrated Earth Week 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

Afternoon Pickup: 6:00pm

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

Reminder - there may be a charge for late pickup.

FACE COVERINGS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO ENTER OUR BUILDING.We follow the Conval School District Covid Guidelines, as well as Guildelines from NH Childcare Licensing Please see the admissions page for our new protocols to help keep the children and staff safe during these difficult times.

For all school year 2022/23 information and materials

(including Registration Packet) please go to admissions tab !

February Vacation Contract

2/26 - 3/3/23

SKIP plans to be open for full day child care during Con-Val's February vacation. This week requires a special contract, which is due by February 13th.  

Cost is $35.00/child per day. Contracts received after the 13th will be at the rate of $40.00/child per day, and payment must be prepaid by Feb.24th. Get your contracts in early so we can plan staff, activities, and provide a fun day for your child. We will serve breakfast and morning and afternoon snack, you will send a nutritious lunch and water bottle. Hours are from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. (SKIP closes a half hour earlier on special contract days)  You must have completed registration paperwork (available on the admissions page) prior to attendance. Contracts are available on the tab below, or at the building.

Click here for February Vacation Special Contract

Employment and Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for qualified people who love to work with children and have Early or Elementary Childhood credentials. Stop by to fill out an application if that is you! PARENTS - we are also 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.

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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!

Click for more information and contract

FLIP your LID for us!

Some of the awesome projects we hope to do during this year and involve LIDS from things like margarine tubs and soda bottles. We would greatly appreciate donations of these, in as many colors as you can come up with. Look for our finished garden art eventually!

sample summer - this was 2020!