Before School Program

Amherst Before School Program        Registration

Dwayne Chamble, Out of School Time Coordinator After School CoordinatorThe Before School Child Care Program is offered in each of our elementary schools. If interested you may enroll directly at each school or using our online registration. For more information, including fee subsidy availability for the Amherst Schools, please contact Dwayne Chamble, Out of School Time Coordinator, by email at 
or by phone at(413) 362-1818 .
For more details on Pelham Elementary's Before School Program please contact Lisa Desjarlais, Principal, by phone at
(413) 362-1100.

We are pleased to offer our Before School child care program at the Crocker Farm, Fort River, and Wildwood schools.  Please read the Registration Form and Contract carefully.  Please don’t hesitate to call Dwayne Chamble at 413-362-1818 or email ( if you have any questions regarding this process.

Parents may enroll by completing the online form or click here for a paper form and send to Dwayne Chamble, at Amherst Public Schools, 170 Chestnut Street, Amherst, MA 01002.  Parents may also enroll at the school using the enrollment form and submitting to the Lead Caregiver.

Enrollment must be completed a minimum of two business days prior to your child attending the program.


Payment must be received by the twentieth of each month for the following month. Initial payments may be returned to Dwayne Chamble with your enrollment forms, and submitted to the Lead Caregiver at your school each month thereafter.

The cost is $4.00 per day. Additional siblings may be enrolled for $2.00 per day. 

Please make checks payable to "Amherst Public Schools".

Fee Subsidy is available for students eligible for free and reduced lunch:
Reduced Lunch: 50% subsidy ($2.00 per day) Free Lunch: 75% Subsidy ($1.00 per day)