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COMO Kids Before and After School Programs

COMO Kids is a before and after school enrichment program located at Deans Mill and West Wine/West Broad Street Schools. Students, ages 5-10, who attend before school COMO kids enjoy arts and crafts, Lego Building, Free play outside or group gym games with friends. In the afternoon students enjoy the same activities as the morning. In addition they have scheduled homework or silent sustained reading time, and Occasional STEAM projects with some of their favorite COMO teachers. A healthy snack is provided daily for students who attend COMO Kids in the afternoon. COMO Kids serves as an opportunity for parents to free up their schedules a bit and allows students to have fun mornings and afternoons, learning, playing, and creating memories with their friends and teachers.

 In the morning, drop off your child as early as 7 a.m., and they will have a great morning with our caring and qualified staff. Afternoon care runs until 6 p.m. and includes homework time, a nutritious snack served with 100% juice or water, gym games or outside play, and special seasonal projects! The COMO has also partnered with the Stonington Free Library to incorporate read aloud sessions with Maris Frey, the children and teen librarian. Throughout the year, COMO Kids get familiarized with the COMO campus, even though they are based off-site! Questions? Call us at 860.535.2476

Deans Mill School COMO Kids Before/After Care

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current construction at Deans Mills School, the COMO Kids before and after care program will take place in a temporary location within the 1975 Addition of the school. The program will be held in the old gym (the current cafeteria). 

COMO drop-off and pick up will be at the exterior door marked and noted on the map to the left.

Due to the location of the COMO drop-off and pick-up door, we have a new policy to maintain the safety of our program and the children in our care - the door is not within the program's line of sight. 

For morning COMO: a COMO teacher will meet families with the sign-in sheet at the designated drop-off door at 7 a.m., 7:15 a.m., and 7:30 a.m.. If you arrive after 7:30 a.m. you will need to call the Deans Mill Site Cell phone and wait for a COMO Teacher to meet you at the drop-off door.  
*Deans Mill Site Cell Phone Number:  860-287-7649*

For afternoon COMO: after care pick up will be between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. COMO Teachers and COMO Kids will meet parents/guardians at the designated pick-up door to be signed out during this time. If you arrive before 5:45 p.m., you will need to call the Deans Mill Site Cell Phone and wait for a COMO Teacher to meet you at the door for pick-up.

West Vine Street School COMO Kids Before/After Care

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the current construction at West Vine Street School, the COMO Kids before and after care program will take place in a temporary location within the new gymnasium (the half that will act as the school's cafeteria during renovations). COMO drop-off and pick up will be at the school's main entrance.

Due to the location of the COMO drop-off and pick-up door, there is a new policy in place to maintain the safety of our program and the children in our care - the door is not within the program's line of sight. For morning COMO: a COMO teacher will meet families with the sign-in sheet at the school's main entrance at 7a.m., 7:15 a.m., and 7:30 a.m. If you arrive after 7:30 a.m. you will need to call the West Vine Site Cell phone and wait for a COMO Teacher to meet you at the school's main entrance.  
*West Vine Site Cell Phone Number: 860-287-5196*

For afternoon COMO: after care pick up will be between 5:45 p.m. and 6p.m. COMO Teachers and COMO Kids will meet parents/guardians at the school's main entrance to be signed out during this time. If you arrive before 5:45 p.m., you will need to call the West Vine Site Cell Phone and wait for a COMO Teacher to meet you at the door for pick-up.

Transportation:

West Broad Street School students can be shuttled to and from West Vine Street School for both morning and afternoon care. 

Before School Care: 7 a.m. until the start of the school day 

After School Care: End of school day until 6 p.m. 

Half Days: 12-6 p.m.

Please note: In the event of an unplanned early dismissal, we will no longer hold after care until 3 p.m. 

A nutritious snack is provided after school with either 100% fruit juice or water. Click to the right to view the current snack calendar.

Testimonial

"My two children, now a Stonington High School freshman and a seventh grader at Mystic Middle School, have been enrolled in programs at the COMO beginning with Kinderfun and Summer Camp, through before and after care at both the COMO and Deans Mill School, onto IMPACT in middle school, and both will be part of the Junior Leadership Program this summer. The COMO staff is the one thing that keeps us coming back to the COMO year after year. On some days, my kids have spent more time with their COMO teachers than with me, and it’s crucial for me to know that my children are with qualified individuals that foster a safe environment while still managing to make it fun! There have been times my kids have complained when I pick them up because they are having such a good time and don’t want to leave! The COMO is not your average daycare – they seek out and hire talented, caring people. As a working parent, I don’t know what I would have done without the COMO over the past ten years. Thank you!" -Merilee Paoloni, March 2016


For more information please contact Priscilla Rouquayrol at 860-535-2476 ext. 102 or via email at p.rouquayrol@thecomo.org. 

important documents:

2018/2019 Downloadable Registration Form

Permanent Change of Schedule Form

State Health Form

Parent Handbook

Individual Care Form

Billing Options Form