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 Family Membership required to participate.

After-school care demands continue to shift and change, and we recognize each family has their own specific needs. What hasn’t changed is parents wanting the freedom to finish their workday with peace of mind, knowing that their children are in a safe environment and are having fun. Enter, Kids Connection!

Kids Connection is dedicated to ensuring your child continues to have all the recreational, social, and cultural activities available to them in a supportive environment year-round. Whether you’ve joined us at JCamps each summer, taken ballet classes with Ballet Austin or gymnastics with Kim’s Gym, or participated in any of our other enrichment offerings, we’re honored that you entrust your children to us, and we are committed to continuing to create that safe and secure and fun environment.


Kids Connection Boys Soccer
Kids Connection Indoor Crafts
Why PARENTS love Kids Connection?
  • Quiet(er) work environment for parents who work remotely 
  • Fully licensed child-care center 
  • Trained staff 
  • Dedicated homework help 
  • Screen-free!  
  • Social emotional learning 
  • Prioritized health and safety including healthy snacks and high security standards 
  • Judaic cultural enrichment (Shabbat, holidays, traditions) 
  • Community connectedness both locally and globally 
        Why KIDS love Kids Connection?
        • Friendship! See friends you know and make new ones too 
        • Group games and planned activities 
        • Free play time  
        • Yummy Snacks
        • Arts & Crafts 
        • STEAM 
        • Non-stop fun! 


          Kids Connection Girl Crown
          Kids Connection Gym Hockey

          Tuition Fees | 2023-2024 School Year

          Tuition for the entire school year of Kids Connection has been split into 9 equal monthly payments for your convenience and are not based upon the number of days in each month.

          Registration Fee: $100 per child

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

          WAITLISTED: Hill, Highland Park, Magellan International School (Great Northern Blvd), Davis, and Laurel Mountain

          *Sibling Discounts Available*
          We have limited seating in our vehicles, so be sure to register now to secure your spot! Also 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         $567
          Radius 2         $612
          Radius 3         $697
          AJA                  $476

          3 Days-A-Week Option

          Radius 1         $449
          Radius 2         $490
          Radius 3         $561
          AJA                  $391

          The first day of Kids Connection will be September 5, 2023.

          Registration is now open!

          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 Dell JCC has available on campus.  From ballet to gymnastics to youth sports, there’s a place for your child(ren) here after school! 

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          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

          Caroline Mellow

          Caroline Mellow

          Youth Manager

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