After School & Childcare | Jewish Community Center | Shalom Austin


After School Place to Be

After School at the J offers a wide variety of childcare options for children in pre-k to 5th grade—all located on the 40-acre Dell Jewish Community Campus. The campus provides large indoor spaces, a gymnasium and outdoor fields. The Rochelle and Stanley Ferdman Family Aquatic Center and Hurt Family Tennis Center will open in fall 2021 providing even more outdoor activities for children. 

After the school bell rings, we connect your child(ren) with continuous learning, socialization, experiences, friends, and fun!

After School Kids Group Masks

Safe and Nurturing Environment

Top Health and Safety Standards

After School Outdoor Activities

Large Indoor and Outdoor Spaces

State Licensed

A young girl wearing a green shirt eats a snack or lunch at JCamps.

Highly Trained, Caring Staff

After School Legos

From School Dismissal until 6 p.m.

Ballet Austin Kids Class

Variety of Programs

Safe Transportation


Kids Connection Boys Masks

5-days-a-week options  |  3-days-a-week options  |  Grades K-5
JCC Membership required to participate.

Kids Connection, Dell JCC’s premier after school program, provides recreational, social, cultural and educational activities in a supportive environment, perfect for developing friendships and building self-esteem. Kids enjoy everything the JCC has to offer, from large indoor spaces and a gymnasium to the lush grounds and outdoor fields! All are welcome! Whether you need after-school care, or want after-school care, Kids Connection is the place for you!


Kim’s Gym

We’re back in the gym! At Kim’s Gym, we are more than just gymnastics. We are working to have a lasting influence that teaches kids to be caring, thoughtful, kind, and giving. There are multiple aspects of our community outreach program, Kim’s Gym Cares.

Ballet Austin @ the J

Join Ballet Austin at the outdor pavilion for an amazing semester of classes for ages 18-months to 4 years old. These outdoor classes will allow students to be in-person with their teachers and fellow students while still observing the recommended safety protocols as established by the city and state.

Students should wear play clothes with closed toes shoes for these outdoor classes. Sneakers are recommended. Families also need to bring a yoga mat or picnic blanket.

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Soccer Shots

The Children’s Soccer Experience!
Soccer Shots is a leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8. Our nationally recognized program offers a fun, quality and age appropriate introduction to youth sports. We offer three different programs to meet each child’s development needs. See below to find the program that is right for your child.

Soccer Shots Classic (Ages 3-5)
Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such as respect, teamwork and appreciation.

Soccer Shots Premier (Ages 5-8)
Soccer Shots Premier focuses on individual skill, fitness, and sportsmanship, providing an opportunity will also be introduced to compeitino in developmentally appropriate manner. 

Soccer Ball Boys Sitting Field 2

Skyhawks Sports Academy

Teaching life skills through sports. 

Baseball Tots
Learning baseball has never been more fun! Baseball Tots classes focus on fine and gross motor skills as well as body control. We teach all the baseball basics, such as throwing, catching, hitting and running control. We are excited to help these little ones develop a love of the game.

Beginning Golf
Skyhawks Beginning Golf is powered by Payne Stewart Golf Experiences, the recommended entry-level golf program for PGA Junior Golf Camps. The unique, games-based play program and modified learning equipment make it easier for kids to hit the ball and experience early success. Putting, chipping, pitching and full swing, are all taught through games, simple repetitive motions and learning rhymes that make it easy for young kids to remember and repeat. Specially designed, age-appropriate golf equipment is provided.



Currently, due to COVID-19, these after school care classes are currently suspended.

The Early Childhood Program is officially open and enrolling for fall! From six weeks old to Pre-K, we have a spot for your child(ren). The goal of ECP is to develop competent, happy, curious children. Teachers do this each day by offering a variety of activities to stimulate children physically, intellectually and emotionally. The school provides opportunities that encourage the development of children’s self-esteem and self-control with the use of positive guidance, an appreciation of cultural diversity, and respect for each child’s individuality.

We provide year-round activities and enrichment for children enrolled in our Early Childhood Program from three months through age 5 (including Kindergarten). Our curriculum includes reading, math, science, movement and Spanish. Our ECP is licensed by the State of Texas. 


Martial Arts Kids

January 17 – May 16

17-Week Session

$425 Member | $476 Non-Member
$99 registration fee for first time participants

Ages 6 – 12
Tuesdays | 4:00 – 4:50 PM

This safe, positive, and motivational adventure is designed to help your child increase physical, moral, and mental fitness, all while making new friends and having a great time! This class will cover all of the basic martial arts techniques as well as the basic life skills of respect, discipline, perseverance, and self-control.

The registration fee includes a t-shirt, belt, sling backpack, and ATA International Songahm Taekwondo registration.

No class: 3/14

For more information, please contact Master Palacios at 

Krav Maga Kids

Jaunary 17 – May 16

17-Week Session

$425 Member | $476 Non-Member
$99 registration fee for first time participants

Ages 6 – 15
Tuesdays | 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Empower your kids by having them train in the most effective self-defense system in the world. Are you looking for a fitness activity for your child that can also help them defend themselves. The primary goal of Krav Maga is to neutralize the threat as quickly and efficiently as possible. There is very little fighting etiquette to learn and an emphasis is placed on being able to react out of instinct with proper self-defense & attack moves during any physical confrontation.
We do all this while building confidence, developing life skills, and most importantly having FUN!

The registration fee includes a t-shirt and boxing gloves.

No class: 3/14

For more information, please contact Master Palacios at 


When school is out, the JCC is the place to be! Looking for something for your kids to do over winter and spring breaks and other school holidays? Be sure to check out our Yom Kef Break Camps. Your kids will love this “Day of Fun.” 

Caroline Mellow

Caroline Mellow

Youth Manager

O (512) 735-8050