ITC welcomes children attending area schools for all-day Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Children may start and end their day at ITC, or join our summer program, for a diverse program of planned and free choice activities.

Children have a chance to unwind after school, playing with friends on our outdoor playground or indoor recreation room. Interest areas include a library, dramatic play, card and board games, art, and creative writing. Projects are planned based on children’s interests, and may include sculpture, painting and drawing, drama, creative writing, dance, cooking, science, and sports.

Before-school program

Offered from 7:45 AM until Acton-Boxborough bus arrival at ITC

After-school program

Offered from Acton-Boxborough bus arrival at 3:45 PM until parent pick up or until closing. Early release Thursdays provide care from 1:00 PM until parent pick up or until closing at 6:00 PM. 


The Acton-Boxborough Public School buses provide transportation to and from ITC. Children from other towns are transported by parents, often in car pools.

Vacations and holidays

Children in Kindergarten through 3rd grade may attend ITC during school vacations or on holidays when ITC is open and public school is closed. Children may sign up for 'no school days only' without attending on a regular schedule after school. Care is offered from 7:45 AM through 6:00 PM. Advance reservations are required and based on availability. 


Summer is a great time to be at ITC.  It is a relaxed time with lots of exploration and adventures. The School-Age Summer Program is open to children who have completed grades Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Full- and half-day programs are offered. 

The program includes:

  • Dedicated space for School Age program
  • Outdoor playspace
  • Air conditioned comfort inside
  • Access to gardens and woodland paths 
  • Exploratory play with water, sand, clay and paint
  • Indoor activities including building, writing, arts and crafts, and games
  • Special visitors, like artists, musicians, firefighters, and magicians