A.C.E. Before & After School Program

2024-2025 A.C.E. REGISTRATION:

Current A.C.E. families must send in 24-25 school year registration forms plus a 1st week non-refundable deposit by March 14, 2024 to ensure your spot for the 24-25 school year.  Forms will be available in January.
New A.C.E. registrants: Registration opens on Monday, March 18th (in person).  Online registration is NOT available for A.C.E. for the 24-25 school year. Available spots we will have open will be posted on Friday, March 15.


Available A.C.E. Spots 
MBS Afterschool: FULL
UMS Afterschool: Limited Space Available
PPS Afterschool: FULL

Malletts Bay Before School Program still has openings. Please email registration form to jturmel@colchestervt.gov 

To be added to the waitlist or see availability email your completed form to Jenn jturmel@colchestervt.gov  

Mission Statement

We will:
  • Provide children with an Active, Creative, Enriching before and after school experience.
  • Provide staff who strive for excellence.
  • Support parents by providing the best before and after school environment for their children.

Program Schools

  • Malletts Bay School
  • Porters Point School
  • Union Memorial School
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Open Enrollment for 2023 - 2024 School Year Opens March 20, 2023

Open Enrollment is for anyone not currently enrolled in the A.C.E. Before and/or After School Program.

To request a spot in the A.C.E. Before & After School Program following Monday 3/20, complete an A.C.E. Registration Form (PDF) and email to Jenn Turmel.  If a spot is available for your child, a $20 registration fee and a non-refundable one-week deposit will need to be paid by credit card over the phone.

Program Details

The A.C.E. program incorporates Active, Creative, and Enrichment components throughout the school year. The Active components will focus on sports, recreational games, outdoor games, and lifetime skills activities. The Creative components will focus on food fundamentals, arts and crafts, and quiet time activities. We will incorporate special events, field trips, and guest artists to achieve the enrichment component of the program.

Schedule & Calendar

The A.C.E. Program runs Monday through Friday. The program at each school will follow the Colchester School District Calendar.  The program does not run on early release days.

Before School (MBS Only)

Our morning program begins at 7 a.m. and is structured to allow various time drop offs. The children will play light games, board games, arts and crafts, and more.  MBS begins classes at 8:30am.

After School Program

Our after school program begins at school dismissal and runs until 6:00pm. We will provide quality childcare that parents can rely upon throughout the school calendar year. Students will work on homework, play games, make arts and crafts, play outside, and much more. A daily snack will be provided for all children.


All staff meet Vermont State Licensing requirements with regard to education and experience. Each school has an on-site director who will provide direct supervision and development of the program. Depending on the site, the staff-to-student ratio will be either 10:1 (PPS, UMS) or 13:1 (MBS, CMS).