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Hours:8:00am – 6:00pm, Monday through Friday
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
Cost:$ see below
Category:After School Programs
Other Ideas: Dot Art (Dorchester Community Center for the Visual Arts); New Art Center; The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN); The Painting Place Art Classes; The Clubhouse After School Program

united south end settlements uses photoUnited South End Settlements (USES) is a 127 year-old community-based nonprofit whose mission is to harness the power of our diverse community to disrupt the cycle of poverty for children and their families.

Early Childhood Education: ECE is divided into three age groups: Infant (3 months – 1.3 years), Toddler (1.3 – 2.9 years), and Preschool (2.9 – 5 years).

Our teachers create nurturing and inviting spaces which foster the development of children’s self-esteem while classrooms provide rich learning environments where children feel comfortable taking risks to help them grow socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually.

Accredited by The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), our early childhood education program uses Creative Curriculum as a guide for creating developmentally appropriate lesson plans to ensure that each child’s individual and developmental needs are met.

Arts programming is integrated in each of our classrooms through the Arts in Early Learning curriculum, which uses sensory rich, STEM based (science, technology, engineering, and math) arts experiences to teach abstract concepts in a tangible and accessible way.

club48: USES’s after school program, provides high-quality services with curricula that support school success and promote the social, cognitive, and emotional development of the students.

We have 60 slots in our licensed after school care program, serving children ages 5-12 years old each year. During the school days, the program operates from 2:30pm to 6:00pm. During school vacation days and during the summer, the program operates from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Coaching: Adult participants work with a coach to create an individual employment plan and find strategies to increase financial stability

We also provide income supports screening to all participants upon entry into our program and, and once potential sources of support are identified, we offer assistance in connecting to public and private benefits.

Training for Office Jobs: Our 12-week TOJ programs runs from Monday-Thursday from 9:30am to 2:30pm and Friday from 9:30 to 12:30pm. It is designed to help participants improve a variety of computer and workplace skills, enabling them to transition into administrative work upon completion of the program.

Participants will gain the necessary skills for administrative work, including typing and Microsoft Office; soft skills such as time management, worker accountability, goal setting, customer service and problem solving; job readiness and job searching skills.

Applicants are required to have a high school diploma or HiSET, pass a computer assessment, pass a reading TABE at the 9th grade level, type at least 18 words per minute, have at least 12 months of work experience, and provide two professional references.

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We offer private paying, voucher, and income eligible slots for both our Early Childhood Education and Afterschool programs.

Daily Tuition:
ECE (Infant): $100
ECE (Toddler): $95
ECE (Preschool): $65.50

club48 (half-day): $23
club48 (full day): $44

Weekly Tuition:
ECE (Infant): $500
ECE (Toddler): $475
ECE (Preschool): $327.50



48 Rutland Street, Boston, MA, 02118 map
Phone: 617.375.8150

USES’s South End House, which is home to all of our youth and coaching programs, is located at 48 Rutland St between Tremont St and Washington St. The Orange Line (Massachusetts Ave Station), the Green Line (E Line only), 39 Bus, 1 Bus, Silver Line 4 and Silver Line 5 are the most convenient public transportation options.


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