Cunniff Extended Day Program ~CEDP~

The Cunniff Extended Day Program is a school-based program that strives to provide a safe and nurturing environment.  Children of all abilities are welcome. 
We provide a program with a wide range of educational and recreational opportunities. Children are exposed to a variety of activities that are designed to be age appropriate. Homework time and assistance are provided daily as needed. Lead Teachers plan fun and engaging project-based-learning for every afternoon and Instructional Aides run Clubs for each Group once a week.

        After School Extended Day Program Upcoming Events

                                                  MAY 14TH-JUNE 1ST 
                      FOR RETURNING FAMILIES AND NEW SIBLINGS 2018-2019
                                                              MAY 16TH
                                      EARLY RELEASE 12:15PM- 6:00 PM


                                        CEDP FAMILY FAIR: THURSDAY, MAY 31ST 

                                                           4:30P.M.-5: 45 P.M.

                                                FAMILIES OF CEDP CHILDREN




                                                     JUNE 1ST-JUNE 22ND




                                        WATERTOWN COMMUNITY EDUCATION


A Registration with non-refundable fee must be submitted in order to be considered to the Programs.

This process is a first-come, first-served process.

Submitting a Registration form is not considered a confirmed enrollment.

You will be notified if your child is enrolled by or around June 22nd.

Registration forms will be accepted for returning families and new siblings between May 14th and June 1st

Registration forms will be accepted for NEW families between June 1st and June 22nd.

 Completed Registration forms can be:

  Dropped off between 2:30-5:30 to the Building Monitor (returning families and new siblings May 14th-June 1st & New Families between June 1st-June 22nd)

 Handed to Laureen Raftes during screening days, June 4th/5th

 Mailed to Debora Cornelius, Watertown Community Education, 50 Columbia Road, Watertown, MA 02472


Debi Cornelius, Director of Watertown Community Education  at


Laureen Raftes at



      Registration for our 5-day a week, full-day 2018 Summer  
                      Explorations Program is now open!  
                                 DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED! REGISTER SOON!!


Dear Families, 

Registration for our 5-day a week, full-day 2018 Summer Explorations Program is now open!  Children confirmed to enter PreK - Grade 5 in September 2018 are eligible to participate in this program. Register early!  Spaces are limited!

The Summer Explorations program will include fun, theme-based learning with structured activities AND and a camp-like setting.  It will run in a similar fashion to our wildly popular school vacation week programs.  Every week will have a theme which you'll find listed on the front page our the registration packet.  Each week will include a special event (field trip or event brought to the Hosmer School), several enrichment activities, arts and crafts, physical activities, water play, and more.  If you're looking for a summer experience for your child that incorporates both learning and fun, our Summer Explorations Program is sure to deliver!

For more information about the Summer Explorations Program, please visit our website at 

You can also like and follow us on our new Facebook Page at

Printed copies of our Summer Explorations Program registration forms will be sent home with all elementary school students next week.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Debi Cornelius
Director of Community Education
Watertown Public Schools



Welcome to Cunniff Before and Extended Day Programs new and returning families, 

Please take a few minutes to refresh and become acquainted with the following:


Before School Hours ~

 Before School begins on Tuesday, September 5th, from 7:15 a.m. for children in grades 1-5. Children are typically dismissed to join their classroom lines. Pk/K children will be welcomed on Thursday, September 7th.Children will be escorted to their classrooms.


Extended Day Hours~

 Extended Day begins on Tuesday, September 5th, between 2:30-6:00p.m.for grades 1-5. Pk/K children will be welcomed on Thursday, September 7th.


 Transition to Extended Day~

Classroom teachers will receive a student list of children who attend Extended Day. This assures a smooth transition to the Cafetorium, where staff welcome and meet in age-appropriate groupings. This year there will be 7 groups, Pk, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.


Tuition Payments –

 We have conveniently set ten months of tuition payments for Before and Extended Day Programs. All tuitions are turned in at the first of each month with a grace period until the tenth of each month.  We do not send out invoices, and all tuition payments are made out to Town of Watertown. Your child’s/children’s names on the bottom left of your check and the program name will be very helpful, as your returned check is your receipt.


Early Release Days –

As part of the Watertown Public Schools, Our Programs follow the District’s Calendar. Aside from the Thanksgiving holiday Early Release, Extended Day begins at 12:15, immediately after dismissal.



How to prepare your child/children for Extended Day~


As you prepare backpacks for school, I’d like to encourage you to pack a separate snack for you child, labeled “Extended Day”. Having a healthy snack and form of hydration sets your child up for a successful afternoon. I also ask that families with Pk and K children set an extra set of clothing inside the backpack.



I invite you to look through our website, the parent handbook and our Typical Day which are especially helpful for more insight and details about the Programs.  




 Laureen Raftes, Site-Coordinator



Watertown Community Education

      Extended Day Programs


A Day In The Life of An Extended Day Student:

Our schedule is structured/unstructured and may vary from day-to-day.

Our Site coordinators will inform you of time specific schedules through the website, email, and newsletters.  Below are examples of some activities your child will do at extended day:


2:35-3:00 pm All sites take attendance while children eat a snack.


The rest of the day is organized into 45-minute blocks that consist of:


• Homework time.
• Physical activity time at the playground, gym, and field. 
• Use of a shared space that includes free choice, project-based learning, quiet time, and more.
• Enrichment including yoga, Zumba, knucklebones, imagination arena, dance, woodworking, and physical education. 


5:45pm-6:00 pm All sites clean up and have final dismissal.


When we plan a field trip or have a special guest joining us, we will always let you know.

Communication with families is sent via e-mail blasts, flyers, and our websites.  


Our Parent Handbook also provides information about our program and is available on our website.


Site Coordinator’s Contact Info:


Laureen Raftes-Cunniff 617 926-7726 (office), 857 540-0690 (cell)


Reis Colgan-Hosmer 617 926-0457 (office)

 Adam Vachon-Lowell 617 926-7779 (office), 857 540-2204 (cell)


Debi Cornelius-Director 617 923-7653 (office)


We offer a Parent Orientation mid-September and a meet and greet with our teachers October.


Do you want to be involved? We have a Parent Advisory Board that meets in October, February, and May.  Please consider joining.


We are committed to providing quality out-of-school-time programming.  If you have any questions, please call Debi Cornelius at 617-923-7653 or e-mail me at                                       

Laureen Raftes
(857) 540-0690