BASEC: Where Belmont Children Come to Learn, Play and Grow

Welcome to BASEC, the Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative. BASEC brings together Belmont, MA after school programs to develop creative, resilient, resourceful and responsible youth. BASEC is a community where children in Belmont come to play, learn and grow.

The Basics About BASEC

Here are the values we emphasize at BASEC:

  • Diverse Activities
  • Developing 21st century skills: communication, creative problem solving, collaboration, grit, leadership, flexibility, inquiry and mindful awareness.
  • Community Service
  • Social and Emotional Learning: confidence, mindfulness, independence, acceptance
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Executive Function Coaching and Homework Support
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Citizenship
  • Multi-age Activities with Mentoring of Youngest Students
  • Bridge between School and Home

Our Mission + Vision

The future prosperity of our community depends on our ability to foster the health and well-being of the next generation. When we invest wisely in our children, we lay a solid foundation that will enable them to become productive workers and contributing citizens. New discoveries in neurosciences show what establishes that strong foundation. We know, for example, that children develop in an environment of relationships that affects all aspects of their development – social, emotional, cognitive and physical. Healthy development depends on the quality and reliability of a child’s relationships with adults and of course with peers. The support and interaction of trusted adults literally shapes a child’s brain circuits and can affect academic performance and interpersonal skills – both now and later in life.

Belmont After School Enrichment Collaborative, or BASEC, provides high-quality out-of-school time programming for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade in the town of Belmont. Our goal is to foster self-confidence through enriching programming, support and education that will contribute to each child’s social and emotional development.

BASEC offers supervised, age-appropriate activities intentionally designed to enhance students’ social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. The philosophy of the collaborative dictates that the needs of the students come first, but that the special circumstances of our community are also considered. It is the further goal of the program to treat each student individually, so long as the accommodation of individual needs can be accomplished without harm to the general health of the program. BASEC recognizes the various needs of students of different ages and stages of development and uses those variations as the basis for the program’s curriculum.

BASEC is a family governed, non-profit collaborative. Family participation on all levels is expected and encouraged. If you’re interested in serving on the BASEC Board or getting involved at your BASEC Site, please contact us.

Learn More about After School Programming at Belmont BASEC

Learn about our after school programs at the Burbank, Chenery and BHS Schools. We also offer workshops, vacation camps, and provide resources to parents and educators about out-of-school time learning.

Interested in Learning More About BASEC?

Other Belmont, MA after school programs interested in learning more about BASEC can contact our executive director or the BASEC Board.

Statement from BASEC on the town-wide discussion about after school programs

Statement from the BASEC Board of Directors on Belmont After School Programming

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