Before + After School Care

The J’s before and after school care program is called Kidstown. It’s a town just for kids in pre-k to 5th grade.

Registration for the 2016-17 school year is now open. Register now

In Kidstown we believe that children thrive in a safe and engaging environment. Our dedicated staff connects with each child by encouraging high self-esteem, healthy lifestyles, and positive social interactions. There’s always something fun in Kidstown!

 

At Kidstown, you’ll find:

  • Community: We meet first as a community to share a snack and talk about our days.
  • Games and sports: Kids get to have fun and burn off their energy!
  • Homework help: Our counselors and staff assist with small group work and individualized instructions that allow children to learn and expand on the knowledge gained in the classroom.
  • Exploration: We encourage kids to learn and discover. From crafts and music to board games and science, there’s always something new to uncover.
  • Dedicated staff: Our low child-to-staff ratio allows our staff to make real connections with the kids and provide them with personal attention and guidance.
  • Transportation: Kidstown offers bus transportation from Mercer Island schools, Jewish Day School, and Seattle Hebrew Academy. Van pickup is available from select Bellevue schools.

 

Still have questions? Contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Karli Schiller or call 206-388-0828.

Kidstown Hours and Rates

Hours & Calendar

Morning Care
Monday-Friday, 7-9:00 a.m.

Afternoon Care
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30-7 p.m.
Wednesdays, 2 p.m.-7 p.m.
Fridays, 3:30-6 p.m.

 

Rates

All rates listed below are monthly. 

Morning Care Rates

Days Per Week Member Guest
One Day/Week $100 $120
Two Days/Week $115 $135
Three Days/Week $130 $155
Four Days/Week $170 $200
Five Days/Week $185 $210

 

Afternoon Care Rates 

Days Per Week Member Guest
One Day/Week $150 $170
Two Days/Week $190 $215
Three Days/Week $245 $280
Four Days/Week $265 $295
Five Days/Week $305 $350

 

Full-Time (five days a week, mornings and afternoons) Rates

Days Per Week Member Guest
Five Days/Week $475 $550

 

Early Release Days (varies by school)

Days Per Week Member Guest
One Day/Week $50 $60

 

Transportation
We offer transportation from select Bellevue and Mercer Island schools in the afternoon (there is no additional transportation charge from Mercer Island public schools, Jewish Day School, and Seattle Hebrew Academy). We no longer offer morning transportation to schools.

Transportation is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note, filling out this form does not guarantee transportation. Someone from Kidstown will contact you to confirm.

Days Per Week Member Guest
One Day/Week $35 $40
Two Days/Week $45 $50
Three Days/Week $55 $65
Four Days/Week $70 $80
Five Days/Week $80 $90

 

Punch Cards

We also offer a drop-in option for families that need care during normal Kidstown hours, but not on a regular basis. You can hit the gym, run errands, or just take a break while your kids get to experience the full line-up of Kidstown programming before or after school. Reservations required 24 hours in advance; contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Karli Schiller or call 206-388-0828 to reserve a spot.

To participate in Drop-In Kidstown, you can either purchase a pre-paid punch card for 15 or 30 hours, or pay the daily drop-in rate. The daily drop-in rate covers an entire session of Kidstown, whether your kids stay for 3 hours or 30 minutes.

Hours Member Price Guest Price
30 $360 $375
15 $200 $225

Register Now

Please fill out both the registration form below. The SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator will contact you before the school year starts to finalize your payment and registration information.

Parents Handbook

Learn more about Kidstown policies and procedures.

Scholarships

A limited number of scholarship are available. Please email SJCC Registrar Beth Rosen or call 206-388-1995 with questions.

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