The J’s before and after school care program is a town just for kids in kindergarten 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 Kidstown Coordinator Vance Snelson or call 206-829-2668.

Review the Kidstown policies at left.  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, 7:15-9 am

Afternoon Care
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 3:45-6:30 pm
Wednesdays, 2:30 pm-6:30 pm

Schedule Revisions

Current Kidstown families can use the form below to revise their child’s schedule and add pick-up permissions. Schedule changes must be submitted 2 weeks in advance of effective date. Changes are not guaranteed until reviewed and confirmed by Kidstown Coordinator.

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

**Please note: Tuesday afternoons are currently full and unavailable for new registration.

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.



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 and payment information before you can reserve a drop-in spot.

Reservations required 24 hours in advance; email Kidstown Coordinator Vance Snelson, to reserve your spot.

2018-19 Drop-In Rates

Day Available Hours Member Guest
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3:45-6:30 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.


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

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