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Westford Partnership for Children (WPC), the Westford Parks & Recreation After School Enrichment Program for K-8, provides a safe, stimulating, and fun environment Monday through Friday, from school dismissal until 5:45 p.m. Learn more>.
For additional support, WPC provides parents and children special full-day and full-week programs during school Professional Development days, Conferences, and Winter (February) and Spring (April) Break. Each Special Program offers an itinerary of unique locations and events that are educational, inspiring, and fun. WPC Special Programs are available for all WPC participants as well as for children who are not registered in the WPC program.
There is a separate registration form and fee due for all Special Programs. Program details and Special Program registration forms will be available on westfordrec.com two weeks prior to the date of the event. Visit this page, or call 978-692-5532 for event information.
There are no WPC/REC Club Special Programs held on statutory holidays or the Holiday Break in December. The policies identified in the WPC Parent Handbook apply to the Parks & Recreation WPC, REC Club, and Special Programs.
NEW drop-off hours are from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.
Pick-up hours are from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
WPC 2017-2018 Early Release and Special Programs Dates:
October 9, 2018 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)
December 6, 2018 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)
January 22, 2019 - Professional Development Day (No School, full-day coverage)
February 6, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)
February 19-22, 2019 - Winter Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)
March 14, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)
April 3, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)
April 16-19, 2019 - Spring Break (No School Tuesday-Friday, full-day coverage)
May 7, 2019 - Professional Development Day (Early Release, half-day coverage)
June 14, 2019 - Tentative last student day
Dates are based on the 2018-2019 Westford Public Schools Calendar.
Examples of past 2017-2018 WPC Special Programs:
Professional Development Day in Salem, MA–October 2017:
New England Pirate Museum (Grades K-2); Salem Witch Museum (Grades 3-5, 6-8);
Salem Wax Museum; picnic lunch on Salem Common; House of Seven Gables Tour.
February Vacation 2018–Winter Break:
Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium with Skating; Snow Tubing and SEE Science Center;
Bonkers Fun House; and Roll on America.
April Vacation 2018–Spring Break:
Tour of TD Garden and Franklin Park Zoo; East Boston Camps Day with an afternoon of magic with Chris Herrick; The Springfield Museums–from science through Dr. Seuss; Kimball Farm Day.