Kidstown After-School Care

2022-23 Kidstown

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

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

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 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

  • 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 J Camp + after-camp care is available when Kidstown is closed.

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.

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 – sign up a sibling and save 10%

Join us in 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 meet the buses and escort kids inside. To sign up for transportation, please fill out the Transportation Form here >>


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.