A town created for before- and after-school fun for kids in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade
SJCC Mercer Island campus
Kidstown is a warm and enriching before- and after-school program at the SJCC Mercer Island campus, offering children the nurturing and guidance to complete homework and participate in age-appropriate activities that emphasize physical, emotional and social growth.
Active Time: Kids need the option to run around and participate in physical activities after spending long hours in the classroom. Being able to burn off energy helps kids refocus and keeps their minds, bodies and attitudes healthy.
Structured Learning Centers: Kidstown is filled with options for exploration: arts and crafts, reading, dress up/make believe play, game zone, construction area, and sensory table. Having multiple options gives each child the freedom to explore their own interests in a structured environment
Pre-K: This program bridges the gap between the ages in Kidstown, teaches leadership skills to older participants and gets Pre-K kids comfortable at hanging out in Kidstown.
Ongoing Parent Communication: Email, phone calls and daily dialogue keep parents aware of schedule changes, upcoming events and Kidstown announcements. Our staff takes the extra time to keep parents apprised of everything going on with Kidstown and their child
Staff: The heart of the SJCC Kidstown program is our dedicated and caring staff. A low child-to-staff ratio ensures each child receives personal attention and guidance during their time at the SJCC. Staff members receive ongoing safety training as well as quality instruction in child development.
Nurturing Community Values: We encourage values such as helping others (tzedakah), welcoming everyone (hachnasat orchom) and respecting others. We teach many Jewish ideals and holidays through the use of arts and crafts, storytelling, movies, books, and food.
We welcome everyone.
For more information please contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Daliah Silver at DaliahS@sjcc.org or 206-388-0839. We look forward to you joining us!
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Before-School Care Monthly Rates
One day a week $95
Two days a week $100
Three days a week $115
Four days a week $145
Five days a week $155
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – 3-7 p.m.
Wednesdays – 1:30-7 p.m.
Fridays – 3-6 p.m.
After-School Care Monthly Rates
One day a week $135
Two days a week $160
Three days a week $205
Four days a week $230
Five days a week $260
Kidstown offers bus transportation from Mercer Island schools, JDS, and SHA. Van pickup is available from select Bellevue schools and St. Monica.
After-School Pickup in SJCC Van (no cost for bus drop off from MI schools, SHA or JDS) Monthly Rates
One day a week $45
Two days a week $55
Three days a week $65
Four days a week $80
Five days a week $85
EARLY RELEASE CARE
Additional cost per month per child
Mercer Island $45
Drop in Kidstown Punchcards
Drop in Kidstown is for families that need care during normal Kidstown hours. You can hit the gym, run errands or just take a break, while your kids get to experience the full line up of Kidstown programming before or after school. Reservations required 48 hours in advance.
Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade.
$85 for 15 hours
$125 for 20 hours
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. -9:30 a.m.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays – 2:30-7 p.m.
Wednesdays – 12:30-7 p.m.
Fridays – 2:30-6 p.m.
For more information, contact SJCC Youth and Family Program Coordinator Daliah Silver at DaliahS@sjcc.org or 206-388-0839.