S.A.F.E. AFterschool program

S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for Enrichment) is our afterschool program for children in grades K-8.  This program is designed to support parents who need a safe place to send their children after school.  The S.A.F.E. Program is set up to complement your child’s school day.  After a long day of highly structured schoolwork, children are offered an opportunity to choose from a wide variety  of fun activities that are enriching, allow for exploration, and give your children a chance to relax.  The S.A.F.E. Program is a recreational and educational program that encourages children to be active and have fun.  The program tries to meet the needs of the local community by providing a quality afterschool program for elementary and intermediate children at an affordable price.

If you are interested in our SAFE Afterschool Program, please contact Kyle Cook, at 207-439-3800 or email

$25 enrollment fee per child is required. Credit/Debit Card or electronic check is required for payments. Payments will be automatically withdrawn on payment due dates. 

Full Time

kittery forest Preschool Ages 2-5

I hope that you and your families are safe and healthy.  I am reaching out to update you on the current status of the Kittery Forest Preschool program. 

As you are aware, the program was not opened for the 2020-2021 school year in order to provide much needed support to the Kittery School Kindergarten through 5th grade families, during the School Department’s hybrid learning model.  Every indication is that the school will remain in the hybrid learning model through the end of the school year.

The past year has proven that it’s very difficult to plan too far in advance during this pandemic.  Although we will eventually return to a greater sense of normalcy, the month and even the year in which that will occur is still unclear.  As a result, the Town has decided to keep the preschool program closed for the 2021/2022 school year.    We hope that by making this decision early, you are able to find alternative care for your children. 

Though the Town will not be reopening the Preschool at this time, we do recognize the need for programming for our youngest community members and their families. The KCC is committed to developing engaging events and programs for children 2-6 years old and their caregivers over the coming year.

We are confident that we can continue to meet of our mission of supporting a healthy, vibrant community for all ages and interests.  Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages for information about upcoming programs.

Jeremy Paul

Kittery Community Center Summer Camp