Merriam After Hour Drop-In Program

Merriam After Hour Drop-In Program

This care is provide for families who are need drop-in care and not a regular program.

Merriam After Hours provides…

  • A fun, safe, convenient location for your child before and after school
  • Qualified staff with your child at all times
  • Supervised computer time
  • Playground and/or gym time daily
  • Both structured and self-directed activities
  • A chance to do homework with staff support available
  • An opportunity to help support Merriam classroom assistants

To ensure there insufficient coverage for all children in the program, parents must send in the drop-in form at least 2 days before childcare is needed. Payment is also due 2 days before childcare is needed. Drop-in slots will be limited, so it is important to send in the form as soon as possible. You will receive an email that will let you know if your spot is reserved.
Unfortunately, we won’t be able to accommodate last minute requests.

It is also necessary to e-mail the request to both Leah Lally ( and Kathleen Zawicki ( so that the school and the program are sure your children safely makes it to where they are supposed to be.

In order for children to come to the drop-in program, you must print and fill out the Merriam After Hour Drop-In Form and First Aid/Medical Consent Form below.

If you anticipate you may need to use the drop-in program any time in the school year, it would be a good idea to send in
these forms in September or during the summer. Forms should be sent to Merriam After Hours, c/o Leah Lally, 11 Charter Road, Acton MA 01720.

Merriam After Hours, Merriam After Hours Drop-In, and Merriam Enrichments Programs is canceled whenever Acton Boxborough Regional Schools are closed (i.e. school vacation, holidays, half days not falling on Thursdays, snow days) or have a weather-related delayed opening/early dismissal. After Hours is closed in the afternoon on the last day of school.


Merriam After Hours Drop-In Rates 
Before School$25 per day7:00-8:25 a.m.
After School$35 per day (M,T,W,Full Day Th, and F)- snack included3:30-6:00 p.m.
 $55 for Thursday- snack included1:00-6:00 p.m.

Questions? E-mail Leah Lally at