Childcare | Shalom Austin Jewish Community Center




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!

Why PARENTS love Kids Connection?
  • Fully licensed child-care center
  • Trained staff
  • Dedicated homework help
  • Social emotional learning
  • Prioritize health and safety including healthy snacks and high safety standards
  • Judaic cultural enrichment (Shabbat, holidays, traditions)
  • Community connectedness both locally and globally
  • Screen-free!
Why KIDS love Kids Connection?
  • Friendship! See friends you know and make new ones too
  • Group games and activities
  • Planned Activities and free play time
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Archery
  • Outdoor Play and Gym Time
Kids Connection has provided me with opportunities to build leadership, problem solving and planning skills. It’s a great job as a full time student, allowing me to earn an income without compromising my academic schedule. I’ve created lasting relationships with staff and children that I know I wouldn’t get anywhere else!

Matt | Kids Connection Counselor

Yom Kef Break Camps

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.” 

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid

We believe everyone should have access to participate in our community, regardless of financial need. Awards of financial assistance are made possible for community members by generous contributions to the Shalom Austin Annual Campaign. Financial aid is distributed based on availability of funds and eligibility of your household. If you would like to learn more about financial aid, please reach out to us at

Jessica Ochs

Jessica Ochs

Youth & Teen Director