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KidZone | After School Care at the J | Gr K- 5  

Monday-Friday | After School-6:00 PM, 5:30 PM on Fridays
Fall 2021, Aug 23 - Dec 17 | 3-5 day(s)/week options available

KidZone at the J is an all-inclusive after-school program that includes transportation from school, supervision, and an afternoon of fun and friends. KidZone is also a terrific place for your child to unwind with lots of games and books, open playtime in our state-of-the-art gymnastics center and playground, and a game room to relax and be with friends.

A snack is served each day, and staff will escort your child to and from the J’s after school activities, such as dance, art, gymnastics, theatre and tennis.

We work closely with your child's school to coordinate a daily pickup from many elementary schools in the area. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis and bus space is limited. Please note that we must have a minimum number of students from a school in order to offer that bus route.

After School Transportation Only

Monday-Friday | After School-6:00 PM, 5:30 PM on Fridays
Fall 2021, Aug 23 - Dec 17 | 1-4 day(s)/week options available

Need transportation from school to your child's extracurricular activities at the J? A J bus can pick up your child from school and bring them to the J for class. Classes must start by 4:15 PM to take advantage of this option. A parent/guardian must pick their child up from class once it is over. 

Registration will begin on July 26, 2021.

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What if I Need Care When School is Out? 

We have fun days of programming when school is out for in-service or specific holidays.  KidZone families will be first to receive details and secure a spot to ensure that their children have a fun-fill day when there is no school.

  • Oct 4
  • Thanksgiving Break (Nov 22-24)
  • Winter Holiday Break (Dec 20-23; Dec 27-30)
  • Spring Break (March 14-18)
  • 5 School is Out Camp Days (Oct 4, Jan 17, Jan 18, Feb 21, March 28)

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FAQs & Cost

When does registration begin?
Registration for the Fall 2021 semester will start on July 26, 2021.

Do I need to be a J Member to participate in After School at the J?
Yes, your child must have at least a Program Membership at the J to participate in this program.

This sounds great – how much does it cost per month?
Your monthly fee is calculated based on the number of days per week that you use KidZone and/or transportation only services. See our pricing below.

Do you offer sibling discounts? 
Families registering multiple children will receive 5% off for each additional child.

(includes pick-up from school, snack, activities, homework room, delivery to classes)

  • 3-Day Option - $1050 ($237.50 per month)
  • 4-Day Option - $1400 ($325 per month)
  • 5-Day Option - $1,775 ($418.75 per month)

(Classes must start by 4:15 PM to take advantage of this option. A parent/guardian must pick their child up from class once it is over.)

  • 1-Day Option - $400 ($100 per month)
  • 2-Day Option - $600 ($150 per month)
  • 3-Day Option - $740 ($185 per month)
  • 4-Day Option - $840 ($210 per month)

Monthly Payments

Payments begin in September and will be drafted on the first of each month. There is a non-refundable deposit of $100 for the semester. 

If you choose to pay by credit card, there will be a 3% service fee with each payment.

If you choose to pay by ACH, there is no service fee.

These monthly fees do not include Thanksgiving, Winter or Spring Break Camps, days that HISD is closed, or days that the J is closed.   

Are there any days that KidZone is not open?

KidZone will be closed for several religious and secular holidays throughout the year. Please refer to our holiday calendar for specific dates of operation and closings.
For Fall 2021, KidZone will be closed:

  • September 7, 8, 15, 16, 17, 21 & 28
  • October 4
  • November 22-26


For more information, or to register, contact Jasmine Mueller at or 713.595.8166.

After School at the J is supported by City Connections.
City Connections is funded in part by the City of Houston, CASE for Kids, and Harris County Department of Education