Our Services

We choose not to look like the school day, but, instead offer enrichment to the school day in a fun, safe atmosphere with caring adult role models that keep children off the streets.

These programs are one of the few affordable ways that parents can work and have care for their children until 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Our programs offer enrichment in the following four areas:

  • Academics
  • Cultural Arts
  • Life skills
  • Recreation

All special programs are the result of the parents and students from the individual schools working with the staff people to create programs that are of interest to their population.   Parents meet bi-monthly as a Parent Teacher Steering Committee (PTSC) to discuss programs and ideas.  2 parents from each school are asked to sit on the OPMAD board of directors.

Our programs include:

Adult programs
Common sense parenting Positive discipline
Asthma workshops Communication skills
Well managed classroom Dealing with stress
Family programs
Science night Theatre
Math night End of session presentations
Bingo Halloween haunted house
Field trips Holiday spectacular

Many organizations help us to make these programs a reality with their collaboration. They include:

Avery Heights
Offering swim lessons to Batchelder students this fall
CT Landmarks Society
Hartford history and education about the Butler McCook House
H.B. Stowe House
Mark Twain House and museum
Hartford Children’s Theatre
Classes in our afterschool program
Teaching science and engineering
CT Invention Convention
Only Hartford students in state-wide competition 2 years in a row
New England Cognitive Center
Helps with curriculum for our programs
American Red Cross
United Way
Hartford Action Plan
Teen pregnancy prevention programs
Immanual Church
Mentors at NW school
Leadership Greater Hartford
Reading program with high school students reading with our Kindergarten and first graders

For individual school programs and information please visit each school page: