Welcome to EDP! It takes a village...

"Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows your name,

And they're always glad you came…."

Melissa Mercon Smith, Director

90 Concord Street

Ashland, MA 01721



The best way to contact the Director is via email which is monitored constantly throughout the day. Someone also is available by phone from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. during the school year.

Summer Break - Send an email, and someone will get back to you asap.

The Ashland Extended Day Program is a self-supporting program
offering enrichment experiences to children in Kindergarten through Grade 6
who need supervised care when school is not in session.

The program is governed by the Ashland Public Schools and a Parent Advisory Board.

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Registration for 2017 - 2018 has been completed, and we currently have a waiting list.

To be put on the waiting list, please email the director at mmerconsmith@ashland.k12.ma.us.
Please include your child's name, grade in September '17, and what days you need.
Indicate whether you need Before School, After School, or both.

There is no fee to be put on the waiting list.


The Extended Day Program offers unique after-school enrichment services to children. Arts and crafts, non-competitive games, sports, storytelling, science experiments, thematic units, cooking, music and theater, and field trips are all interwoven to provide the students with a wide variety of enjoyable and stimulating experiences in a warm and caring environment. Time is set aside for children wishing to read, do their homework, or play quietly. In addition, a variety of special clubs and offerings are made available such as iPad Club, Art Club, Chess Wizards, 6th Grade Cooking Club, ImagArena, Batik, Printmaking, Kickball League, etc. At the beginning of each year, an effort will be made to determine the interests of the children and have activities match these interests.