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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.

HOURS OF SERVICES VARY BY INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS

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.

Kidzone Application

Kidzone Application (spanish)

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

KidZone services available to the elementary schools:

School Name

AM KidZone site

PM KidZone site

Banneker

Whittier

Banneker

Claude Huyck

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

Douglass

Whittier

Banneker

Emerson

Emerson

Emerson

Eugene Ware

West Park

West Park

Frances Willard

Whittier

Whittier

Frank Rushton

Emerson

Frank Rushton

Grant

Whittier

Banneker

B. Caruthers

Whittier

Banneker

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

John Fiske

Whittier

Whittier

John F Kennedy

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

Lindbergh

West Park

West Park

Lowell Brune

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

Mark Twain

Whittier

Whittier

McKinley

Whittier

Whittier

ME Pearson

Whittier

Whittier

New Chelsea

West Park

New Chelsea

New Stanley

Emerson

Emerson

Noble Prentis

Emerson

Emerson

Quindaro

West Park

West Park

Silver City

Emerson

Emerson

Stony Point North

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

Stony Point South

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove

T.A. Edison

Emerson

Frank Rushton

Welborn

West Park

West Park

West Park

West Park

West Park

Whittier

Whittier

Whittier

*** Some locations may change based on transportation stops.

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.

For more information, please contact us at: Mechelle WorthamStudent Services Coordinator at 913-669-0235Lia McLoughlinProgram Specialist at 913-627-4356; or the KidZone Secretary at 913-627-4390.