Welcome!  We are happy to have you here. 

 Holliston Extended Day was founded in 1987 to serve the families of Holliston.  
We are proud to be a program of the Holliston Public Schools

Extended Day is hiring! 
email: puleod@holliston.k12.ma.us for more information

Who Are We?

Holliston Extended Day is an afterschool program serving the public schools of Holliston, Massachusetts. Our children range in age from pre-school through eighth grade. These age groups are divided into three programs. The first is YKO, which is our pre-school classroom. The second program is called OKO and is home to children in grades K-4. Finally, we have YMD, which is the program in serves students in grades 5-8. All programs share the same philosophy, yet each has its own, unique, age-appropriate goals.

Mission Statement

Extended Day is dedicated to building each child's self-esteem and to helping each child gain the social skills necessary for developing positive peer relationships and a positive self-image. Social-emotional learning is our thing. 

All Extended Day activities are designed to reflect this philosophy. Extended Day activities will challenge each child to explore, discover, create, and grow at their own pace. Time to develop new interests is balanced with time to practice social skills while relaxing and playing with friends. To ensure that every student has a successful program experience, the teacher/student ratio is low and the teachers are experienced and caring.

Program Philosophy

We understand that we are just one of many stops on your child’s journey to adulthood, but we hope that their time at Extended Day will be rewarding.  At Extended Day we strive to create an environment within which your child can learn to be a contributing member of a community. Learning to be a contributing member of a community includes building friendship skills. It includes learning to solve problems and resolve conflicts in a positive manner.  Learning to be a member of a community includes learning to respect differences and celebrate diversity.  It includes learning to take responsibility for one's choices, words, and actions.  Learning to be a member of a community includes learning self-regulation and mindfulness skills. It also includes developing interests into passions, talents into strengths, and most importantly, being accepted and celebrated for the unique and wonderful person that you are.  There are many different names for this type of learning. It’s often labeled as citizenship skills, social competencies, or the current buzz phrase, social-emotional learning.  We just call it Extended Day. 

The Holliston Extended Day Program strives to provide your child with an environment within which he/she can safely explore, discover, create, and grow. Children are supervised at all times while participating in program activities to ensure the health and safety of each child. The Extended Day staff recognizes the uniqueness and importance of each child and strives to create experiences wherein each child can learn to make choices, discover new pastimes, and explore new ideas in an environment that is safe, supportive, and creative. We are committed to doing our best to develop a safe and equitable program for all students. 

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          February 2023



NOTE: As of 6/24/2022, we have had to put a hold on accepting all students at least in until our spaces are confirmed and we are able to hire additional staff. Please use this form to get on our waitlist.

                                                         Tuition Rates 2022-23

If you have any questions, please email Dion at puleod@holliston.k12.ma.us.

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                 Every kid
      is just one caring adult 
from being a success story.

- Josh Shipp

Let’s Just Blow Bubbles
Sometimes . . .
Let’s just blow bubbles,
For no good reason,
Let’s just blow bubbles,
Laugh a little, watch them disappear,
Not even wonder where.
Smile and touch the rainbow colors,
Watch them float in the air.
No reason why -
No goals, no structure.
Sometimes . . .
Let’s just
blow bubbles.
by Ruth Reardon: “Listening to the Littlest” (1984)

All kids need is 
a little help, 
a little hope, 
and someone 
who believes in them.

 - Magic Johnson