Kids Connection | Jewish Community Center | Shalom Austin



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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!


Kids Connection Boys Soccer
Kids Connection Indoor Crafts
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 Girl Crown
Kids Connection Gym Hockey

Tuition Fees

Tuition for the entire school year of Kids Connection has been split into 10 equal monthly payments for your convenience and are not based upon the number of days in each month.

Radius 1
Under 1 mile, includes Magellan International School (Chimney Corners), Hill and Doss
Radius 2
2-5 miles, includes Gullett, Highland Park, Magellan International School (Great Northern Blvd)
Radius 3
5+ miles, includes Davis, Reilly, Summit, and others
Austin Jewish Academy

Registration Fee: $100 per family
*Sibling Discounts Available*
Please note that if capacities are low for a school, Kids Connection may not transport children from that school.

5 Days-A-Week Option

Radius 1         $510
Radius 2         $561
Radius 3         $646
AJA                  $425

3 Days-A-Week Option

Radius 1         $408
Radius 2         $449
Radius 3         $517
AJA                  $340

You can learn more in our parent handbook.
Due to COVID-19, Shalom Austin programs are subject to change.

Yom Kefs
Monday, October 11, 2021
Monday, November 22, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Monday, January 17, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Friday, April 1, 2022

Closed/No programming
Monday, September 6 – Labor Day
Tuesday, September 7 – Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 8 – Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, September 15 – Yom Kippur
Thursday, September 16 – Yom Kippur

Closed/No programming
Tuesday, September 21 – Sukkot
Wednesday, November 24 – Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 25 – Thanksgiving
Friday, November 26 – Thanksgiving
Friday, April 15 – Passover
Friday, April 22 – Passover

After School Outdoor Soccer

It Doesn’t Stop at Kids Connection! 

This is just your first stop in our amazing collection of  enrichment offerings that Shalom Austin JCC has available on campus.  From ballet to gymnastics to youth sports, there’s a place for your child(ren) here after school! 

After School Outdoor Soccer

Join Our Staff! 

There’s no better place to spend your time than working at Austin’s most exciting after school program! So why would you come work here aside from hanging out with some of Austin’s coolest kids?

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

Robyn Burch

Robyn Burch

Rapoport Center Administrative Assistant