Community Education

Watertown Community Education is a self-sustaining program of the Watertown Public Schools that provides quality learning and enrichment services for children and adults. Watertown Community Education is committed to lifelong learning and building partnerships that provide programs that meet the needs ofthe community.

Watertown Community Education operates a Before School and After School Program as well as Vacation Week Programs (February and April only), Summer Programs and other Enrichments activities. Watertown Community Education also offers programs for the adult community through its Adult Education Program.

Before and After School Programs

**Registration for the 2018-2019 Before School and Extended Day Program is open from June1st - August 15th. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. We'll be notifying the first round ofparents who haveregistered of their confirmed placement or waitlist status by June 22nd via email. We'llcontinueto send email notifications throughout the summer to anyone who registers after June 22nd. We will also send updates to families that have been waitlisted once a space becomes available. If you have any questions, please contact Debi Cornelius 617-923-7653 or

Before School Programs: The Before School Program is available at the Cunniff, Hosmer and Lowell Elementary Schools and runs from 7:15AM to 8:20AM daily. This program is offered to children Grades Pre-K through Grade 5. It provides quiet activities, games and crafts. Homework time is provided. Emergency coverage is also available. A fee is charged.

Extended Day Programs:

The Extended Day Program provides a safe, nurturing environment after school for children Grades Pre-K through Grade 5 until 6PM daily. Activities are provided that challenge each child to explore, discover, create and grow. The Program offers additional enrichments during conference days and early release days.

Late Bird Program(Your family must qualify to participate in this program):

The Late Bird Program is an offering available to Watertown Public School (WPS) families that have a student or students enrolled at the Cunniff, Hosmer or Lowell Elementary Schools AND a student or students enrolled at Watertown Middle (WMS) or Watertown High School (WHS). The intent of this program is to provide a safe care option for elementary students who are waiting to be picked up by their older sibling attending WMS or WHS (after school is dismissed). This program was developed in order to address the change in WPS start and end times effective September 2018 that shifted dismissal times for grades 6-12 to a later time than the PreK-5 grades. WPS employees are also eligible to participate in this program. The program runs from 2:30pm - 3:30pm daily. *Important: Please note that the Late Bird Program is not available on early release days.

Click here for additional Late Bird Program information and to view the registration form.

Vacation Week Programs (February and April only):

The Vacation Week Programs offer fun, engaging, theme-based adventures for children Grades Pre-K through Grade 5. The program runs from 8:30AM to 5:30PM and is held at one of the three elementary schools. There are daily and weekly enrollment options available.

Summer Explorations Program:

The Summer Explorations Program runs for 6 weeks during the summer. The program runs from 8:30AM to 5:30PM and is held at one of the three elementary schools. Enrollment is offered on a weekly basis and a half day afternoon option is available for students receiving summer school services in the mornings.

Courses for Kids:

Courses for Kids offers enrichment courses after school for elementary school students Grades Pre-K through Grade 5. There are a variety of course offerings that typically run for 6-8 week sessions in the fall, winter and spring at each of the three elementary schools.

Adult Education Course Offerings

Watertown Adult and Community Education:

Watertown Adult and Community Education offers a variety of local, in-person courses for adults. A catalog of offerings is available each fall and spring.

Click here to view our current course offerings:Adult Education Catalog - Spring 2018

Online Courses:

Watertown Community Education in collaboration with Ed2Go offers a wide variety of instructor led on-line courses. New courses are offered monthly. For a list of over 300 courses, please log on Register Now!

Contact Information

For questions about our programs please contact:

Debi Cornelius

Director of Community Education


Jeff Bodner

Coordinator of Adult and Children's Program

617-926-7764 office

857-241-8499 cell

Laureen Raftes

Site Coordinator, Cunniff Extended Day

857-540-0690 cell

Cunniff Extended Day Program

Reis Colgan

Site Coordinator, Hosmer Extended Day

617-926-0457 office

857-241-8067 cell

Hosmer Extended Day Program

Adam Vachon

Site Coordinator, Lowell Extended Day

617-926-7779 Office

857-241-8500 Cell

Lowell Elementary