Open Hearth After School Kids
at Waitsfield Elementary School
Open Hearth After School Kids is in its 14th successful year of
providing care, support, and enrichment to the children of the Mad River Valley.
In 2023-2024, OHASK will be offering our regular after school program, serving kindergarten through 6th grade students from 2:30 - 5:30 daily.
Additionally, we are offering a program for 3 - 5 year olds (preschool students) from 12:30 - 2:30 or 12:30 - 5:30 M/W/F and 2:30 - 5:30 on T/Th, matching the Waitsfield preschool program schedule.
2023-24 Registration is now open:
OHASK: K-6 Registration Form (23-24)
OHASK Pre-K Registration Form (23-24)
Tuition for the 2023-24 year will be $20/day ($40/day for the 12:30 - 5:30 pk program) .
*Prices are what we project the cost will be for the 2022-23 school year. If prices should change you will be notified before billing.
You must receive an email from Andreea at OHASKprogram@gmail.com confirming you have a spot prior to attending.
To pay online, you will need a VEEM account. Directions for setting up a VEEM account
Expectations of the Program
We offer STEM based enrichment activities such as science, engineering, and tinkering, along with creative arts, outdoor exploration, active games and recreation. We also sponsor guest presentations throughout the year.
We provide children opportunities to spend time with friends and enjoy activities that are age-appropriate.
We offer a safe and comfortable environment where children will learn and build confidence, self esteem, character and social skills.
We facilitate open communication regularly with families and and the school communities.
The mission of OHASK is to establish an independent, quality non-profit program that creates a safe, stimulating and responsive environment for students from Waitsfield, Fayston and beyond. OHASK will strive to accomplish this goal by attracting and supporting quality trained staff and by engaging families and the larger community in its programming and goals.
We value supporting children to realize their leadership, independent and creative qualities.
We value creating a responsive environment that celebrates each other's differences, similarities and individual contributions.
We value structured time for students to complete homework assignments in a supportive setting with trained staff.
We value supporting an educated and trained staff by striving to provide appropriate and adequate compensation.
We value family and community participation that enriches our program, whether it is by contributing personal skills and talents, supervising students or one-on-one tutoring.
We value engaged communication between the school and family community.
We value children participating in the curriculum development and planning processes based on a responsive classroom model to help them become invested, self-motivated learners.
We value creating an engaged relationship between the community and school