Kidstown After-School Care

2023-24 Kidstown

After-school care Monday-Friday for kids in grades K-5, providing fun and educational programs with caring staff members.

Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open!
Find instructions here >>

Schedule Changes: If you need to change your schedule, please let us know 30 days in advance of the change by submitting this form >>

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What You Get With Kidstown:

  • A place 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.
  • Swim with Kidstown! Twice a week kids swim in our indoor pool.
  • Flexibility: Give us 24-hours’ notice and, as long as we have room, your kids are welcome to drop in.
  • Free transportation: Mercer Island School District buses drop off after school at the J.
  • Coordination with enrichment classes and swim lessons: Kidstown staff shuttles kids to and from classes and swim lessons.
  • Discounts: Save with early bird and sibling discounts!

Join us at Kidstown! Registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open.

Need registration help? Find instructions here >>

Program Details


Download the 2023-24 J Kids calendar here >>

Fall 2023 Kidstown: Aug. 30-Dec. 18

  • September 4 – Labor Day
  • September 15 – Rosh Hashanah
  • September 25 – Yom Kippur
  • October 9 – Professional Development *
  • November 10 – Veterans Day*
  • November 20-22 – Thanksgiving Break*
  • November 23-24 – Thanksgiving
  • December 18-29 – Winter Break*

Winter 2023-24 Kidstown: Jan. 2-Feb. 23

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 15 – MLK Day*
  • January 22 – Professional Development *
  • February 19-23 – Mid-Winter Break*

Spring 2024 Kidstown: Feb. 26-June 21

  • March 15 – Professional Development *
  • March 29 – Weather Makeup Day**
  • April 8-12 – Spring Break*
  • April 22-23 – Passover
  • May 24 – Weather Makeup Day**
  • May 27 – Memorial Day
  • June 19 – Juneteenth

*School’s Out J Camp + after-camp care is available when Kidstown is closed.
** If there are no inclement weather closures, this day will run as regular Kidstown.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday | 3-6:30 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.

2023-24 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.

2023-24 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 – sign up a sibling and save 10%

Join us in Kidstown! Registration is now open.
Find instructions here >>


If your child attends a Mercer Island School District school, they can take the bus to the J for Kidstown! Kidstown staff meet the buses and bring kids inside. For transportation from an MISD elementary school, please contact your school or school transportation office directly.


Review the Kidstown Handbook >>

  • 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.


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