Due to recent inquiries as to who and what the SACC Program is, we are providing the following information.

The Windham/Raymond School Age Child Care Program has been in business since 2002 and has occupied space in the Windham Schools for a before-and-after program since then. We are a 501c3. This means the program is overseen by a board of directors. The directors hire the program director and she/he in turn hires the staff needed at each site.

There are now four locations for the SACC Program: Windham Primary School, Manchester School, Windham Middle School for a Cafe Teen Program, and Raymond Elementary School, which has both a K-4 program and a Cafe Teen (5th-8th grades) program running. These sites are all licensed by the state  and nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

We employ up to 20 staff member depending on the enrollment. We employ local high school students and also have volunteers from the local colleges. Enrollment is approximately 120-140 students for the 2016-17 school year. The summer program enrolls between 25-35 and that program is held in Raymond. We are open for all full days, vacation weeks, workshop days, storm days, etc., weather permitting. We close for Christmas break.

We have a contract with RSU 14 and pay rent for the use of space in each building. We offer some scholarship money for families that apply and qualify. We do several fundraisers each year, including a shredding event, Santa’s workshop, pizza sales, and Parent’s Night Out.

The program offers homework time where nutritious snacks are provided, outside time, enrichment time and free choice time. We also offer Girl Scout troops at two of the sites, and our staff has been trained to be leaders of these troops. Being in the schools offers students the chance to participate in after-school activities and sports. SACC strives to never have to have a child go home alone. Being in the schools also helps many of the children in their daily transitions from place to place. Our staff has had some training to work with special needs students, but unfortunately, due to expenses, we are unable to offer any one-on-one care.

Serving on the board of directors are: Julia Trepanier, program director; Bonnie Miller; Donna Cobb, president; Pam Whynot;  Jeanette Lamb, treasurer; Tricia Duchesneau; Sue Dexter, clerk; Erin Nicholas; Carol Inniss; Elizabeth McDougall; Jane Diamond; Kristen Drottar; and Linda Sawyer.

Donna Cobb

SACC president

Windham