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Taking Care of Kids is our Specialty

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Registration for 2023-2024 is open!

Online Services - make payments, register for programs, etc.

Immunization Records - retrieve records from

Childcare Assistance/Third Party Assistance

Helpful Links


At the AYCC, we are committed to providing a safe, nurturing, and enriching environment for your children beyond school hours. Our program is designed to support working parents and guardians by offering a stimulating and fun-filled extension of their educational experience. Program Highlights: Experienced and Caring Staff: Our dedicated team of experienced educators and childcare professionals is passionate about creating a positive and supportive environment for your child's growth and development. Balanced Curriculum: We offer a well-rounded curriculum that includes a mix of educational, recreational, and creative activities. These activities are designed to encourage curiosity, critical thinking, and imaginative play. Homework Support: Our staff provides homework assistance to help students with their school assignments, promoting a sense of responsibility and academic achievement. Enrichment Activities: We offer a wide range of enrichment activities that allow children to explore various interests and talents. These may include arts and crafts, sports, music, dance, and more. Nutritious Snacks: We provide daily snacks that are nutritious and delicious, ensuring your child has the energy to engage in our activities. Safe and Secure Environment: Your child's safety is our top priority. Our facilities are equipped with modern safety measures, and all staff members undergo thorough background checks. Program Schedule: Our programs run in the afternoons on regular school days. We also offer extended care options for early release days, some snow days, and school vacations. Registration and Fees: Information regarding registration procedures, program fees, and payment schedules can be found this handbook. We strive to make our program accessible to all families and offer various payment options. Behavioral Expectations: We believe in promoting a positive and respectful atmosphere where all children can thrive. Our policies outline our approach to discipline and encourages open communication with parents/guardians to address any behavioral concerns constructively. Communication: Open and clear communication is essential for the success of our program. In this section, you'll find information on how we stay in touch with parents/guardians, including newsletters, parent-teacher conferences, and online communication platforms. Health and Safety: We take every precaution to maintain a healthy and safe environment for all participants. These policies provide details on illness, medications, emergency procedures, and allergy management. Thank you for entrusting your child to our care.

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  • Alfond Youth & Community Center, Waterville - opens Aug 30

  • Atwood Primary School, Oakland - opens Sept 5

  • Benton Elementary School, Benton - opens Sept 5

  • China Primary School, China - opens Aug 30

  • Mill Stream Elementary School, Norridgewock - opens Aug 30

Who May Attend

  • Students from Waterville and Winslow Public Schools, RSU18, and MSAD49 districts may attend the Waterville location.

  • Children must be enrolled at the school where they attend childcare for our satellite locations. 

  • Students must be ages 5-12 and entering Kindergarten for the 2023-2024 school year for Atwood, China, and Waterville.

  • Students must be ages 4-12 to enroll at Mill Stream.


  • All programs are licensed by the State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services.

  • The Waterville location is accredited by the Council on Accreditation

  • All childcare staff must be enrolled with the Maine Roads to Quality Professional Development Network and complete mandatory training each year.

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Not all ammenities are available at each site.

  • Outdoor play

  • Gymnasium play

  • Homework assistance

  • Library time

  • Arts programming

  • Club activities

  • Mentoring

  • Tech time

  • Swimming (Waterville)

  • Greenhouse/Gardens (Waterville)

  • Bee hives (Waterville)

  • Additional Lessons (Waterville)

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Childcare Payment Options

  • Full pay

  • Third party financial assistance (i.e. State of Maine)

  • Financial Assistance (Waterville only)

Childcare Fees

  • $72.50/week, per child

  • $14.50/day, per child (all locations but Waterville)

Payment Policy

Payments are due in full on Sundays before the upcoming week of service. See example calendar at the right. a. Payments not received on Sundays in advance will incur a $10.00 late payment fee and could result in the loss of space in the childcare program. b. Late fees must be paid prior to attendance. c. If your child is sent to the program from the bus without payment, then the parent will be called to make an immediate payment and/or immediate child pick-up. 2. Payments may be made in cash, check (payable to AYCC), credit/debit. a. Payments are accepted via phone (207-873-0684), in person at the AYCC, or online b. Payments may be auto-scheduled from a bank or credit card account. Additional paperwork (page 22 of registration) is required and written notice for any changes must be provided in writing 14 days prior to the next billing cycle. c. Payments declined or returned for non-sufficient funds (NSF) will incur an additional fee between $10.00-$30.00 per instance and must be paid immediately in addition to the total of the original fee that was returned. Personal checks and auto-scheduled payments will no longer be accepted after 2 instances of returns. 3. Under all circumstances, a paid two-week notice is required for removing the child from any of our childcare programs. 4. Aspire cards are not accepted at the AYCC. Direct withdrawal is required to use Aspire for all AYCC childcare programs. 5. Those receiving third party assistance (i.e. State of Maine, etc.) are required to speak with AYCC Registrar & Billing Specialist, Danielle Bragg prior to the child’s attendance for any program. Danielle can be reached at 207-873-0684 x 787 or email

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Example calendar explaining payment due dates on Sundays prior to the week of service.

Refund Policy

  • Children dismissed from any of our childcare programs will not receive any refund/credit and are not eligible to switch to another AYCC location.

  • No refunds are available for partial attendance of a week.  

  • Families may add additional days to their child’s schedule, but added days cannot replace or be swapped for originally scheduled days.

  • To remove a child from a week of care, the Childcare Coordinator must receive 2 weeks advance notice. If a two week notice is not provided, the family will be held responsible for a two week paid notice.  

  • Under all circumstances, a paid two-week notice is required for removing the child from any of our childcare programs.  

  • Financial assistance is always issued for upcoming weeks of service and refunds for previously full-paid weeks will not be honored for previous weeks. (Waterville location only) 


  • Hours of Operation

    • Waterville - Mon-Fri 2:15-6:00 pm​

    • Benton - Mon-Fri 2:50-5:30 pm

    • Atwood - Mon-Fri 2:30-5:30 pm

    • China - Mon-Fri 2:30-5:30 pm

    • Mill Stream - Mon-Fri 2:15-5:30 pm

  • Generally open for all In-Service, Early Release, School Vacations, and some snow days. School Vacations require additional registration and payment.

  • All programs are closed on the following 2023-2024 holidays:

    • Labor Day - Monday, September 4​

    • Thanksgiving & the day after - Thursday, November 23 & Friday, November 24

    • Christmas Day & the day after - Monday, December 25 & Tuesday, December 26

    • Memorial Day - Monday, May 27


Senior Staff

Chrissy Johnson

Chrissy Johnson

Child & Youth

Development Director

207-873-0684 ext 229

DJ Adams

After School Program Director

207-873-0684 ext 247


Landon Bailey

Asst. After School Program Director

207-873-0684 x205


Kyla Roper

Mill Stream Site Coordinator



Chelsea Maddox

China Site Coordinator



Amy Davis

Benton Site Coordinator



April Taylor

Atwood Site Coordinator


Resources & Downloads - 2023-2024

Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 school year. Please note, this year there is one registration form

and one handbook for all six After School Program sites.

8/21/23 - 2:38 pm

The registration & handbook below now include the new Benton After School Program Site.

The opening date is September 5.

ASP Registration

ASP Handbook

Auto Payment Form

Financial Aid Form (Waterville)

Activities Form (Waterville)

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