Mansfield Parks and Recreation

Before & After

School Friends

The Before and After School Friends Program offers a safe, fun and relaxed atmosphere for children at the end of the school day. We are not offering pre-school care at the before and after school program. The program is for children in grades Pre K - 6 whose parents want them to join special activities in a peer setting, or are unable to care for them before or after school.

 The Before/After School Friends Program designs activities to provide children with experiences that enhance physical, emotional and social growth. Children learn to resolve conflicts and develop social skills. The weekly schedule can include activities such as arts and crafts, sports, outside time, creative group games and special themed events. 

Outdoor and gym play happens whenever possible. Come to the before and after school program prepared for the inclement weather. If it is snowing and the kids have snow gear, everyone goes outside. If the weather is below 32 degrees the kids will stay in the gym. If the temperature is above 90 degrees, the kids will also not go outside. We encourage the children and staff to be involved in planning together. Snack is provided for our after school friends.

When school is closed due to inclement weather before and after school is canceled. When there is a late opening or early dismissal before and after school is canceled.

 3 locations

  • Community Center (After School Only)
  • Vinton Elementary School (Before and After School)
  • Southeast Elementary School (Before and After School)

Ways to Register

  • Come into the community center, fill out a activity registration form and make payment
  • Mail in a activity registration form payment with a check. Credit cards can only be accepted in person or on-line.
  • Drop In, In order to use the drop in there is a credit card authorization form that is required as well as filling out an activity registration form.  This can be done in person at the community center.  

*Our registration process has changed. Each month you must either come into the community center to register or register on-line.*


  • Before School 7:00am-start of school
  • After School 3:15pm-6pm
  • On half days after school starts at 12:15pm-6pm
  • On early dismissal days there is no after school program
  • On delayed openings there is no before school program



Registration for Before/After School Friends must be done in person at the Community Center. For more information contact: Jared Redmond by email: or by phone 860-429-3015 ext. 6107.

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