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Families who applied for kindergarten, pre-K or a Signature School by the initial deadline of Monday, Feb. 15, received emails Wednesday, March 3 with offers to their first, second or third choice school.

Zoom Across America

The Greater Kansas City Links Chapter is partnering with school systems across the metro to host Zoom reading sessions for kindergarten - third grade students in honor of Read Across America Week, the nation’s largest celebration of reading.

KCPS Celebrates Church As Community Champion

The Kansas City Public Schools Board of Directors and Superintendent Mark Bedell honored Friendship Baptist Church as a Community Champion during a School Board meeting on Wednesday evening, Dec. 9.

Before and After Care

(Last Updated: 2/25/2021)

Free before- and after-school childcare is provided for elementary school students in KCPS by LINC. This service was suspended when school buildings were closed and students moved to remote and virtual learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

LINC will resume providing high quality childcare for KCPS families for students who are returning to in-person learning. Enrollment will be handled by LINC coordinators at each site. This service will be available at elementary schools from 7 a.m. until classes start and until 6 p.m. after classes during regular class day. While KCPS utilizes a hybrid schedule, LINC childcare will only be provided for students who attend school on their assigned days. LINC staff will follow all of the district’s COVID-19 response policies and procedures.


Childcare options through the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City will continue to be available on days when students are learning from home.

This childcare service will be provided for children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will include transportation, meals and daily instructional time from 8:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. to help students with our KCPS virtual or distance learning models. The service will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8 and will follow the KCPS 2020-2021 academic year calendar. Childcare sites will be spread across the community at the following locations:  

KC Parks & Rec:

  • Brush Creek Community Center (3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd.)
  • Southeast Community Center (4201 E. 63rd St.)
  • Garrison Community Center (1124 E. 5th St.)
  • Gregg/Klice Community Center (1600 John Buck O’Neil Way)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater KC:

  • Thornberry Unit (3831 E. 43rd St.)
  • Wagner Unit (2405 Elmwood Ave.)

KCPS parents, guardians and staff members can now register their school-age children for one of these childcare options by contacting each provider at the following links.

KC Parks & Rec/Boys & Girls Club/Camp Fire KCPS Virtual Learning Centers: https://secure.rec1.com/MO/kansas-city-mo/catalog (Coupon Code: KCPS Student)

Boys & Girls Club: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/ 1FAIpQLSfd949F3WM95AcASbLEI4BaspLtcYfVZbdEZKM3kWRFBh8SoQ/ viewform

Bus Routes For Childcare Centers

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