Prime Time Afterschool Program

Dear Primetime Families,                                                                                                                                                 4/27/2020

We miss every single one of you, but especially OUR kids! Their smiles, energy and wonderful ways of seeing the world through youthful eyes! We hope that everyone stays healthy and safe and our youngsters are learning to navigate the new ways of learning and appreciating their loved ones. After all, social distancing teaches us how to be kind and fair to the immediate members of our households. Investigate and discover your interests, check out art/crafts and cooking with Nikki A, science with Jon and physical fitness with Cedric at Get creative, go outside and find new ways of making a difference for your family, friends and community, and We Will Be There When You Come Back!!!!!

Let us know how are you doing, write us a line on our Amherst Recreation Facebook page!

with Love,

Primetime and Amherst Recreation staff

Fall 2019 Welcome Letter



Register an existing student

Family Portal

Register NEW Family account

New Account

Staff Only

Staff Sign-In


We have 2 Enrollment Options:

IN PERSON - Come to Amherst Recreation Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm to complete registration paperwork. Please bring CURRENT physical exam summary and immunization records in order to complete registrations. 


ONLINE - For RETURNING families please use the Family Portal and update all forms and payments there. For NEW families, please click New Account and set up an account for your family. (Links above)

For online processing PLEASE NOTE: We must receive CURRENT physical exam summary and immunization records before your child attends our program. You may deliver physical/immunization paperwork in person, fax (413-259-2407), or email the Amherst Recreation Office & Grace Marczuk (see Contact Us below).

Here are some Online Parent Portal "HOW TO" Tips

Registration Packet:

Enrollment Form (English) (Spanish)

Individual Health Care Form (English) (Spanish)

Discipline and Behavior Management Policy (English) (Spanish)

Homework Contract (English) (Spanish)

About the Program

The Prime Time Afterschool Program offers quality after-school child care with experienced directors and staff. We are licensed by EEC and accredited by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Child Care Services. All staff receive comprehensive child care training and are certified in Red Cross First Aid and CPR. The Program follows the Amherst school system calendar. Please note: No Child Care is provided on Snow days or on Curriculum days. 

Read more about our program and find more resources in our Parent Handboook


  • Grades K-3: More Structured and more programming
  • Grades 4-6: Less Structured and more choice in activities 
Withdrawals and day changes must be made in writing (email to
) prior to the month of change and fees will apply.


  • Creative art projects
  • Visiting artists
  • Nature walks
  • Field trips
  • Story time
  • Computers
  • Sports
  • Games
  • Free time
  • And more!

Find Us
Crocker Farm Elementary School, 280 West St., Amherst, MA

Contact Us
Prime Time Direct phone - 413-800-5390
Amherst Rec. Office phone - 413-259-3065
Site Coordinator Email - Grace Marczuk
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List of Area Resources

Parent & Educator

Mandarin (Chinese)

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Mandarin (Chinese)