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The J's After-School Program
Jewish Community Center of KC
 
 
For those who work full-time, high-quality after-school care is essential. The After-School Care Program at The J is a warm, safe and welcoming place for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, providing homework help and fun, recreational and skill-building activities.
 
 
For those who work full-time, high-quality after-school care is essential.

Additionally, as our Jewish community continues to assimilate and become immersed in the public and secular private school system After-School plays an even greater role in helping these students and their parents to make Jewish friends, to learn about and stay connected to the community.

The After-School Program at The J combines the best of all worlds for children – flexible and fun activities, educational enrichment, homework support, nutritious kosher snacks, supportive staff and an opportunity to take advantage of J classes and facilities.

The J offers a wide range of educational and recreational activity options. Recreational activities include arts and crafts, indoor/outdoor sports, imaginative play and games – all presented through a Jewish lens. There are organized group activities, small group activities, and time for free play daily. A quiet homework space always is available, where JCC staff assists children as needed. Transportation is available from public schools through 10/10 Taxi. 

Research shows that children and youth build important social, civic and academic skills during non-school hours – skills that advance the adult thinking capacities critical to today’s workforce, such as initiative, reflection and teamwork.  In addition, a study in 2007 showed that after-school programs on average had positive effects on attitudes toward school, social behavior, school grades and reduced problem behaviors from aggression.

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Help children’s sense of Jewish identity grow strong during their first 8 years by sending Jewish-themed books and CDs each month.