Covid 19: Letter from the Program Director

Summer Explorations 2020: 
Important Update from our Program Director

May 20, 2020

Hello families,

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, clear guidance from health authorities regarding summer programs has not been made available yet. Due to the planning time needed and the logistics of delivering NCE’s Summer Exploration Program, we feel the time has come to make a decision about NCE’s path forward. After much deliberation, I am sad to share that we have determined that the most appropriate course of action is to cancel the NCE Summer Explorations program for 2020.

All registered families will be refunded in full. Refunds will come by mail, in the form of a check, from the Town of Needham. Due to the large volume and staff working remotely, refunds may take more time than usual to be processed and arrive by mail.

It breaks my heart to pull the plug on so many wonderful classes, and we are very sorry to have to disappoint you and your children. We are, however, hard at work developing family-friendly, virtual enrichment offerings for July and some outdoor activities where social distancing may be possible. We know how important community connections are right now, so we look forward to sharing engaging opportunities for your family while connecting with friends, neighbors, and community. New programming will be shared in early June.

Thank you,
Carolyn Colonna
NCE Program Director, Summer Explorations

Contact Us:  
For more information or questions about Summer Explorations programs, please contact Carolyn Colonna, NCE Program Director, at

For questions related to registration, enrollment and payments please contact Jill Ash, NCE Registration Manager, at
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