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Now Enrolling for 2020-2021 After-School Programs!

The best after-school programs in Kansas City are at The J! Our after-school programs provide care from the end of the school day until 6 pm in a group experience with fun, recreational, and skill-building activities for Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Transportation cost to The J is included with your After-School Program fees.

Participants will have snack and time to complete homework as well as games, active play, swimming, and art projects lead by our amazing and certified staff. Activities may incorporate Jewish holidays and traditions. We even have enrichment opportunities!

Enroll Now for 2020-2021   2020-21 Parent Handbook


ASK: The After-School Program (Grades K-5)

  • From school dismissal - 6 pm
  • Available to area schools and HBHA students
  • Provides homework help and activities for children after their normal school hours and for early dismissals
  • Features: homework help, snacks, enrichment activities, arts + crafts, outdoor fun, weekly swimming + games




Included with your After-School Program fees for area schools!

The After-School Program at The J has arranged transportation from specific schools within a 12-mile radius of The J via zTrip (WHC Worldwide). The drivers are trained and experienced in transporting young children and they have been screened to work with our youth.

Booster seats or car seats are provided by the cab company.

Barry Birkmeyer will facilitate the communication between zTrip, the parents, and the school. Parents and children have the opportunity to meet their driver before service begins.


Questions? Contact Barry Birkmeyer at (913) 327-8098.


Enrichment Opportunities

The After-School Program at The J offers a variety of outstanding optional enrichment opportunities that are both affordably priced and “one-stop.”

Think about it...your child will not only be treated to the highest-quality supplemental activities, but your family will have the gift of more free time in the evenings, as we've virtually eliminated the time-eating hassles of transporting your child to dance class, music lessons, sports, and more.


Available enrichment classes include:


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Additional Info + Resources

No school? Check out our Vacation Days programs during school breaks, conferences and teacher in-services. After-School Program participants receive a $5 per day discount on Vacation Days.

Snow Day? The After-School Program offers a Snow Vacation Day when area schools are closed and it is possible to have staff safely travel to The J. When schools are canceled due to bad weather, check The J website for specific hours.

Group Child Care Program: The After-School Program is a group child care program. If a child needs assistance to successfully function in a group, prior to registering, contact DD Gass at (913) 327-8079.

2020-21 Parent Handbook


Financial Assistance: The J offers financial assistance for After-School at The J and Vacation Day enrollment. Your financial information will be completely confidential. After completing the application process, you will receive a financial assistance letter via email.

Learn More + Apply

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Tammy Ruder at (913) 981-8878 or via email.

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