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Kidstown After School Care

2022-23 Kidstown

Providing after-school care Monday-Friday for kids in grades K-5th.

Kidstown Quick Links: Program Details | Rates | Discounts | Transportation | Policies

What You Get With Kidstown:

  • Swim with Kidstown! Twice a week kids in Kidstown will swim in our indoor pool.
  • Flexibility: Give us 24-hour notice and, as long as we have room, your kids are welcome to Kidstown. Everyone is welcome!
  • Free busing if you live on Mercer Island. Mercer Island School District picks up before school and drops off after school at the J.
  • Same care. We are excited to bring back our long-standing before- and after-school program, providing fun and educational programs, run by caring staff members.
  • Coordination with enrichment classes and swim lessons: Kidstown staff shuttles kids to and from classes and swim lessons.
  • Kidstown is a special place at the J where children thrive in a safe and engaging environment before and after school. We supplement your child’s day with educational games, arts + crafts, homework help, and recreational activities in a warm, inviting space.
  • DISCOUNTS: Get early bird and sibling discounts!

Join us at Kidstown! Registration for the 2022-23 school year is now open!

Register now

Need registration help? Find instructions here >>

Program Details


Download the 2022-23 J Kids calendar here >>

Fall 2022 Kidstown: Aug. 31-Dec. 18

  • September 5 – Labor Day
  • September 26-27 – Rosh Hashanah
  • October 4-5 – Yom Kippur
  • October 14 – Conference Day*
  • November 11 – Veteran’s Day*
  • November 21-23 – Thanksgiving Break*
  • November 24-25 – Thanksgiving
  • December 19-30 – Winter Break*

Winter 2022-23 Kidstown: Jan. 3-Feb. 17

  • January 2 – New Years Day
  • January 16 – MLK Day*
  • January 30 – Conference Day*
  • February 2-24 – Midwinter Break*

Spring 2023 Kidstown: Feb. 27-June 23

  • March 17 – Conference Day*
  • April 5-6 Passover
  • April 10-14 – Spring Break*
  • May 29 – Memorial Day
  • June 19 – Juneteenth

*School’s Out Camp + after-camp care is available when Kidstown is closed.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 4-6:30 pm
Wednesday | 2:30-6:30 pm

Need to make a change to your schedule? Not coming as planned? Let us know. Fill-out this change of schedule form >>


All rates are listed below are monthly. If you decide to cancel enrollment for any reason, we require 30 days notice.

2022-23 Kidstown Rates

Days Per WeekMember PriceGuest Price
One Day/Week$125$145
Two Days/Week$210$245
Three Days/Week$285$330
Four Days/Week$350$405
Five Days/Week$415$465
Rates listed are monthly. Wednesday early release + district half-day fee: $48 members | $60 guests

Drop-In Rates

  • Member – $34 | Guest – $40
  • Wednesday Afternoon: Member – $46 | Guest – $55
  • Must register at least 24 hours in advance.

2022-23 Pre-Class Care

Pre-class care is available for children arriving at the J by bus, or who attend FASPS to attend enrichment or swim lessons.

There is no charge for classes that begin at or before 4:30 PM.

Pre-Care for classes that begin after 4:30 PM, is $15/session.


Sibling Discount – Save 10%

  • Sign-up a sibling and save 10%.

Join us this winter at Kidstown! Registration is now open.

Register now


If your child attends a Mercer Island School District school, they can take the bus to the J for Kidstown! Kidstown staff will meet the buses and escort kids inside. To sign-up for transportation, please fill out the Transportation Form here >>



Review the Kidstown Handbook >>

As with all our J Kids programs, Kidstown will be structured with COVID-19 protocols at the fore, including:

  • Activities will comply with COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Small cohorts: children will be assigned to a group for the week and will stay with that group for all camp activities.
  • Capacities: Kidstown has a capacity limit. If you are not able to register because a timeslot is not available, we will place you on a wait list. You will be notified of this via email.
  • Drop-Ins: For drop-in reservations, you must register 24 hours in advance and are only available if space is available.
  • Schedule Changes: If you need to change your schedule, please let us know 30 days in advance of the change by submitting this form >>
  • This is not an inclusive list of all COVID-19 protocols at the J. Check out our Welcome Back page for full details of current policies and procedures, which apply to J Kids in addition to those listed here.

Travel Guidelines: The J is following the CDC’s travel guidelines. As of April 6, no post-travel quarantine is required for those who are fully vaccinated. If you have traveled out of town within the past 10 days, please review this chart to determine whether you are allowed to come to J.

  • “Fully vaccinated” is defined as being two weeks or more past the final dose of the vaccine (second shot for Pfizer or Moderna; first shot for Johnson & Johnson).
  • We ask members/guests to show their vaccination card (or a photo of it) to verify the date, but will not keep a list or a copy.
  • Anyone who has not been fully vaccinated (including having had only the first of two shots or is less than two weeks out from the last shot) must either quarantine for 7 days and have a negative PCR test at day 3-5 OR quarantine for 10 days without a test before returning after travel.

Kidstown will strictly adhere to COVID-19 protocols while also preserving the J’s spirit of a warm, welcoming community, focused on kindness, compassion, and active days. We can’t wait to see you here for another great year of Kidstown!


Contact Youth + Recreation at or call 206-388-1991.

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