Kidstown

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

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!

Register now for the 2018-19 school year

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: Buses from Mercer Island schools pick kids up from Kidstown in the morning and drop them off in the afternoon.

 

For more information, email Lisa Bienstock, Director of School-Age Programs and Enrichment.

Please note, if you decide to cancel your Kidstown enrollment for any reason, we require 30 days’ notice.

Kidstown Hours and Rates

Hours & Calendar

Morning Care
Monday-Friday, 7:30-9 am

Afternoon Care
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 3:30-6:30 pm
Wednesdays, 2:30 pm-6:30 pm

2018-19 Rates

All rates listed below are monthly.*

2018-19 Morning Care Rates

Days Per Week Member Guest
One Day/Week $100 $125
Two Days/Week $150 $175
Three Days/Week $200 $225
Four Days/Week $250 $275
Five Days/Week $300 $325

 


2018-19 Afternoon Care Rates
(monthly)

Days Per Week Member Guest
One Day/Week $115 $150
 – Wednesday Only $130 $180
Two Days/Week $200 $240
Three Days/Week $300 $325
Four Days/Week $375 $400
Five Days/Week $425 $450

 


2018-19 Full-Time Rates
Five days a week, mornings and afternoons.

Days Per Week Member Guest
Five Mornings &
Five Afternoons/Week
$615 $660

*If you decide to cancel your Kidstown enrollment for any reason, we require 30 days’ notice.

 

Drop-In

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.

You must fill out the Kidstown registration form before you can reserve a drop-in spot.

Reservations required 24 hours in advance; contact Director, Early Childhood, Carrie Stull or call 206-388-1992 to reserve a spot.

2018-19 Drop-In Rates

Day Available Hours Member Guest
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:30-6:30 pm $30 $36
Wednesday 2:30-6:30 pm $38 $48

 

Late Policy

You will be charged $1 per minute if your child is picked up after the designated pick-up time. If you are going to be late due to extenuating circumstances, please notify the Kidstown manager. After the third occurrence of a late pick up, you will be charged $20 for the first 10 minutes, then another $1 per minute for every additional minute. Any incurred fee will be charged to your credit card on file.

Scholarships

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

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