Before and After School Program

About Us

The Before & After School Program of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church is a service offered to the community as a help to working parents of elementary age school children. It is licensed by the Dept. of Public Welfare as a day care facility. It is staffed by volunteers and paid staff all of whom meet the guidelines for our license.  The Before & After School Program accepts children from kindergarten thru grade six attending Brecknock Elementary School. Our office phone is (717) 445-7760 and our email address is


Before School - The program opens at 6:15am on school days and stays open until the school bus picks up the children between 8:30am and 8:45am.

After School – The program opens again at 3:30pm for school bus drop off and stays open until 5:30pm. The program ends promptly at 5:30pm and children not picked up by then will be charged a late fee.

We follow the Eastern Lancaster County School calendar and are not open on days school is closed.

Breakfast and Snack

Breakfast will be served to children who arrive before 7:15 and will be served between 7:00-7:20. Children who arrive after 7:30 are expected to have already eaten breakfast. Afternoon snack will be served between 4:15-4:30, after some physical activity.                                                                                                               


The charge for our service is $4.00 per hour per child. There is a discount for sibling groups. There is no extra charge for breakfast and afternoon snack if your child is in our care when they are served. See handbook for more details. 


To view/download our handbook click here.