After School & Childcare | Jewish Community Center | Shalom Austin



Your health and safety is important to us. Due to COVID-19, some in-person programs and services may be offered online, have a new in-person schedule and requirements, or may be suspended. Please check our website or contact us for more information. Click here for our COVID-19 safety precautions and updates.

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, Shalom Austin 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.

Soccer Ball Boys Sitting Field 2

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. 


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. 


Private Music Lessons

Beat 4 Beat

Virtual private music instruction! Your choice of:

  • Guitar*
  • Piano*.

Other classes such as vocals, songwriting, wind, or string instruments maybe available on an as needed basis.
Classes can be scheduled Mondays and Fridays 4:00PM, 4:30PM, 5:00PM, 5:30PM in 30-minute blocks.
Classes begin the week of September 12 and end the week of December 13.

*requires an instrument at home
Contact for any registration questions.

A boy plays the xylophone during a school music class

“Beats” Music Technology

EDM, R&B and Hip-Hop, Pop, Country… many genres and artists use beat programming software to produce music. This software is a new musical instrument whose musicians must be able to manipulate the program, have a solid understanding of music theory, math skills, and have opportunities to practice and create. Explore recording techniques through Ableton software, learn basic music production and songwriting techniques, learn collaboration while working towards an end goal and apply music theory and basic instrumentation to technical skills.

October 6 –December 15
Wednesdays | 4:00-5:30PM
$378 Member | $396 Non-Member

No Class: November 24


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.” 

Robyn Burch

Robyn Burch

Rapoport Center Administrative Assistant