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We are excited to be the before and after-school care provider for your student/students. Our goal is to provide childcare service, academic enrichment, tutoring, and youth development to all families in USD 500 – Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

Please note this is the time to start filling out your paperwork to be a part of the program. You can do this by going to your child’s school or visiting the site that your child will attend. The application must be returned to the KidZone site.There is no approval process.

Please see the chart below for the KidZone site that will service your student’s school. If you have questions, please contact: Mechelle Wortham, KidZone Coordinator at (913)669-0235; KidZone Program Specialist at (913)627-4356; or KidZone Secretary at (913)627-4390.


BEFORE SCHOOL: 7:00 am until 8:00 or 8:30 am

AFTER SCHOOL: 3:15, 3:30 or 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Wednesday Early Release: 1:15, 1:30 or 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Students enrolled in the KidZone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported to their home school from KidZone each morning before breakfast at their home school. In the afternoon, students enrolled in the KidZone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported from their home school to the KidZone site where the student is enrolled. Parent drop off and pick up is at the respective KidZone site. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR LETTING THEIR STUDENT’S HOMESCHOOL KNOW THEIR STUDENTS’ AFTER SCHOOL PLAN TO ENSURE THEY GET ON THE KIDZONE BUS.

There is a fee for all students who attend the Before and After School Program Monday through Friday. Limited KidZone Scholarships may be available based on enrollment numbers at each respective site. (Daily rates do not apply)

KidZone fees for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows:

(All KidZone fees must be paid in advance.)

AM Session Only                        $20.00 per child, per week
PM Session Only                         $30.00 per child, per week
AM and PM Sessions                  $40.00 per child, per week
Wednesdays Only                       $15.00 per child, per week

About KidZone

Our goal at KidZone is to provide childcare services, academic enrichment and youth development to all families in USD500 – Kansas City Kansas Public Schools.


Contact KidZone

Mechelle Wortham

Titles: KidZone Coordinator
Phone Numbers:
School: 913-627-4391

Lia McLoughlin

Titles: Program Specialist -- KidZone
Phone Numbers:
School: 913-627-4356