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 needed for successful group interaction in future settings. The weekly schedule can include activities such as arts and crafts, sports, outside time, creative group games and special themed events. 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

  • Enroll by month
  • Regular individual days
  • 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.  


  • 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


  • Registered days
    • $10.75 for before school
    • $13.30 for after school
    • When registering for specific days you will be billed at the beginning of the next month for the previous month. Payment is due by the 20th of each month.
  • Drop In days (In order to use the drop in program a credit card authorization form must be filled out)
    • $13.00 for before school
    • $16.00 for after school
    • Credit cards will be charged the first week of the month for the days attended the previous month.


Initial 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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