For K4-5th grade with Transportation
Monday-Friday Before & After School
At the JCC, we know how hard it is to find before and after-school options that make everyone happy. Parents want their children to be safe and engaged, while kids just want to hang out with other kids and have fun. Providing a safe space for kids to grow happens every day at the J.
From the moment the kids arrive, either on the JCC mini-bus or walking with a staff member across the Karl Campus property, they will find they have lots of options. This fall, Kids Center kids will enjoy scheduled activities rotating between organized gym classes, swimming, art with our art specialist, classroom fun, and exploring their theatrical side with Pink Umbrella Theater Company. Children’s theater programming is made possible through a generous grant from the Robyn Temkin Theater and School Endowment Fund.
We are ready for this school year and ready to partner with our students and families to build a safe environment full of values, friendship, and fun. Scroll down to view our Kids Center FAQs.
This JCC is blessed with the ability to be shepherds of our community’s JCC scholarship donations, and we take the responsibility of distributing these funds very seriously. We truly believe that when every member of the community can participate in our programs, our community becomes much more than the sum of its members. Learn more about Available Scholarships today.
Before & After School Programs
Before School Care 7:00 – 8:30 AM
- Before school, kids enjoy a relaxed environment with plenty of options for free play.
- Breakfast is served before heading off to school on our busses.
After School Care 3:00 – 6:00 PM (5:30 PM Fridays)
- They will enjoy scheduled activities rotating between organized gym classes, swimming in our ozone-filtered pool, art with our art specialist, classroom adventures, and an opportunity to explore their theatrical side with Pink Umbrella sponsored by the Robyn Temkin Theater and School Endowment Fund.
- Adjacent fenced courtyard provides lots of space to explore outside year-round.
- Inclusive and engaging Shabbat and holiday experiences are created throughout the year.
We provide transportation for Before & After School Care
Don’t see your school on this list? Contact Ronna to see if it can be added.
- Bader Hillel Academy
- Bayside Middle School
- Glen Hills
- Indian Hill
- Lake Bluff
- Maple Dale
- Milwaukee Jewish Day School
- St. Monica
Kids Center Vacation Days
JCC Vacation Days plan field trips and activities for Winter Break, Spring Break, and other full and half days off at the schools we serve.
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Day camps offer children and teens an opportunity to play, grow and make memories together.
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Kids Center After Camp Care
When JCC Rainbow Day Camp bus times don't fit your family schedule, register your child for Kids Center After Camp Care.
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Whether your child needs to prepare for a big test, help with homework, or just a little extra academic attention outside of school, Kids Center Tutoring Center is here to help.
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Not just for the kids
The JCC is at the center of many of our families’ lives. Whether you become a member and get access to our fitness and aquatics center plus discounts on classes and programs, or you choose to participate a la carte, we are here to support your growing family.
Make Time for Family Time
With Family Fun Nights, holiday programs, and special events filling the JCC calendar, your family can play together all year long.Learn More »
Not old enough for Kids Center?
Gan Ami Early Childhood Education serves families with children ages 6 weeks to K4.Learn More »