ACP is a non-profit, self-supporting component of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District. The program was established in 1994 to serve families with children ages 3 through 12 years of age.
The primary goal of the Ayer Childcare Program is to provide programs to meet the needs of our families. ACP offers accessible, affordable, high-quality child care and preschool to families in Ayer and the surrounding communities.
ACP is a diverse program and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin.\
The Ayer Childcare Program operates at the Page Hilltop School and provides preschool - middle school children with a safe, supervised and fun place to spend before/after school hours. Our goal is to offer a “neighborhood” experience for children where they have a choice of activities to participate in daily, including arts & crafts, games, cooking, technology, and other events.
The Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten component offers a structured developmentally appropriate program following the Massachusetts Standards and Guidelines to facilitate children’s development in language, problem-solving, fine motor skills, social skills, and cognitive skills.
The Ayer Childcare Program is open Monday - Friday for before and after school care on the Ayer Public School calendar. In addition to school days, the program operates on: professional development days, early release days, December, February, and April school vacations, and offers a full-day summer camp. The program opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. every day.