BASES (Before and After School Extended Services) provides state-licensed, year-round programs for elementary and middle school age children. Onsite before and after school programs, as well as full-day Summer Programs, offer a variety of enriching and quality experiences.

Staff provide student-centered activities daily which include: enrichment activities, hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math), literacy activities, arts and crafts, sports, indoor/outdoor games, quiet time for working on homework. Nutritious snacks are provided.

Customized onsite professional development and technical assistance is offered to school districts and organizations.

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Mission Statement

BASES programs exist to provide a safe, healthy, worry-free environment for the child who cannot be at home with a parent.  Our focus is to meet the developmental needs of each individual child through enriching and quality experiences that enhance self-esteem and promote success.

Vision Statement

BASES programs will strive to provide an enriching, licensed, twelve-month-a-year program for children of elementary and middle school age. The professional staff will work in close collaboration with school districts, parents, students, and EdAdvance staff to continually refine and improve their skills for delivering quality experiences for all children who participate in the program.

Our Motto

Safe, Caring, Enriching
Research shows that Out of School Time (OST) programs keep kids safe, helps working families, and enhances academic achievement. We offer quality programs that keeps kids safe, helps families, and enhances school outcomes within a safe, healthy environment/culture.

BASES (Before and After School Extended Services)

Before & After School Programs Description

Registration Information

Family Forms

Spring Break Activity Program

Summer Adventure

Enrichment Services

BASES provides service to 400+ students at 10 before and after school sites, 1 middle school site, and 3 summer sites serving 26 schools in 13 districts throughout western Connecticut!

Our state licensed programs are conveniently located in local school buildings throughout western Connecticut. The programs are designed to meet the developmental needs of each individual child through successful, enriching, and quality experiences that enhance self-esteem.

Barkhamsted New Fairfield Region 10 - Harwinton*
Brookfield New Hartford Region 14 - Woodbury
Goshen Newtown Torrington

*Enrichment workshops only





Before & After School Programs

Before & After School Programs

Provides a safe, healthy, worry-free environment for elementary school students, before and/or after school. Parents have peace of mind knowing their child receives quality, enriching, affordable care.

CAP21 Program at Torrington Middle School 

This Middle School  Program provides a safe, organized, and enriching learning opportunities for middle school students to explore and interact with the world around them.

Spring Break Activity Program

The Spring Break Activity Program provides full or half day programming to K-8 students during the spring vacation break at our Litchfield campus. The program offers varied enrichment and STEAM activities.

Enrichment Services

Our enrichment services include an assortment of experiential learning programs for elementary and middle school students. Classes are typically held onsite at schools and include courses such as: 

  • STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math)
  • Nature Studies
  • Slime Science

Summer Programs

The BASES Summer Programs provide full or half day programming to students during summer months. Themed activities include art, science, physical, and technology activities, as well as swimming and field trips. 

  • Flexible Schedules
  • Located in a local public school
  • Great program for boys and girls
  • Opportunities for success for children with and without learning differences
  • A program where children can be children
  • Caring and nurturing staff
  • Licensed by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood
  • Students grades K to age 12 welcome

Summer Adventure Services Provided to 150+ Students at 3 School-Based Sites in Barkhamsted, Newtown, and Torrington

Consulting & Training Services

Our Direct Services to schools, programs and organizations seek to enhance program quality. 

  • Design, implementation, and evaluation of local before and after school programs
  • Comprehensive needs assessment for your district/agency before and after school needs
  • Customized professional development opportunities in your district/agency
  • Consulting and technical assistance 

On-site Professional Development

Program Development Playground Safety
First Aid/ CPR Quality Programming
Team Building Staff Recruitment & Retention
Health & Safety Behavior Management
Stress Management Group Games
and many others...  

Technical Assistance

Consulting Services to programs and school districts, conducted by a state-approved Education Consultant. 

  • State Licensing Regulations 
  • Program Development 
  • Quality Improvement Measures 
  • Data Collection for Programs by NIOST Approved Quality Advisor Specialists 

On-Going, Short-Term, As-Needed Services 

Contact Us

Sarah Moran
Department Director
860.567.0863 x1193

Melissa Viscariello
Program Director
860.567.0863 x1183

Debbie Cashman
Administrative Assistant
860.567.0863 x167

Amber Giannini
Program Coordinator
860.567.0863 x1195

James Satifka
Program Assistant

Lauren Jacob
Administrative Coordinator
860.567.0863 x1292

Amy Jurasek
Southern Site Coordinator
860.567.0863 x143

Kristy Gerdo
Southern Site Coordinator

Kordel Weaver
Staff Liason/Program Assistant
860.567.0863 x1196