LINC Before & After School program


LINC provides affordable high quality before and after-school care for elementary school age students in a safe, fun and caring environment that supports children's social, emotional and physical development.

The program encourages children’s growth through recreational and academic activities including homework help and a healthy snack.

LINC before and after-school programs are fully-licensed and directed by LINC staff which are state-approved to operate the program.

All LINC staff at school sites pass health and annual legal background checks and are trained in CPR.

The program focuses on youth development, academic achievement and parental engagement.

Weather-Related Closings

When schools or school districts are closed due to inclement weather, there will be no LINC Before & After School programs.


There is no enrollment or program fee.

This is the most affordable school-age before and after-school care program in the Midwest.

The LINC program serves over 6,500 children during the regular school year and also during the summer.


Morning program - 7 a.m. until school begins.

Afternoon program -  School dismissal until 6 p.m.

These are the general program hours and may vary slightly between schools. The LINC site coordinator can confirm program hours.

Fall 2017 Enrollment

Enrollment dates and times for LINC Before & After School program sites will be posted below as they become available. Click on the school name for more enrollment details (if available).

Updated 3 August 2017

Center School District

Enrollment in Center School District LINC programs will be available during the Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Center High School.

Boone Elementary School
Regular Office Hours: Aug. 1-14 (Monday-Friday), 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Extended Hours: Aug. 3, 10 & 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Center Elementary School

Grandview School District

Enrollment in the Grandview LINC program will be available during Centralized Enrollment, Aug. 2-3 and Aug. 7-8, 12-7 p.m., at Grandview High School. Additional enrollment events happening at sites are listed below.

Belvidere Elementary

Butcher-Greene Elementary

Conn-West Elementary

Martin City K-8 School
Aug. 10-11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Meadowmere Elementary
Aug. 2-3, 12-6 p.m.
Aug. 7-8, 12-6 p.m.

Hickman Mills School District

Burke Elementary
Aug. 14-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dobbs Elementary
Aug. 14-15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ervin Early Learning Center
Mon., Aug. 7, 9am - 2pm
Tue., Aug. 8, 3pm– 6pm *
Wed., Aug. 9, 3pm- 7pm
Thu., Aug. 10, 9am – 1pm *
* MO DSS staff onsite to help parents with childcare
assistance applications

Freda Markley Early Childhood
Fri., Aug. 4, 8am– 1pm *
Mon., Aug. 7, 1 pm - 6 pm
Tue., Aug. 8, 1 pm - 5 pm
Wed., Aug. 9, 10 am - 3 pm
Thu., Aug. 10, 8 am - 1 pm
Fri., Aug. 11, 8 am - 3 pm
* MO DSS staff onsite to help parents with childcare
assistance applications

Ingels Elementary School
Aug. 14-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Johnson Elementary School
July 31 (8a-1p)
Aug. 2 (3-7p)
Aug. 3 (8a-1p)
Aug. 4 (3-7p)

Santa Fe Elementary School
Aug. 7-9, 8-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Symington Elementary School
Aug. 14-15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Truman Elementary School
Aug, 8, 7-10 a.m.
Aug. 10, 3-6 p.m.

Warford Elementary School
July 31, 8 a.n.-1 p.m.
Aug. 2, 3-7 p.m.
Aug. 3, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 4, 3-7 p.m.
Aug. 14, 5-7 p.m. (during Meet & Greet)

Smith-Hale Middle School
Hickman Mills Freshman Center

Aug. 7-8, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 9-10, 1 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
By appointment starting Aug. 14

Kansas City Public Schools

Aug 2-3, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 10, 5-7 p.m. (Open House)

Benjamin Banneker Elementary
Aug. 7-9, 8-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Border Star Montessori
Aug. 7, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Aug. 8-9, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Aug. 10, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Aug. 11, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Carver Elementary School
Aug. 8-11, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Faxon Elementary
Aug. 1-4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. & 2-6 p.m.

Foreign Language Academy
Aug. 9-10, 2-7 p.m.
Aug. 11, 1-5 p.m.

Garcia Elementary
July 31-Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Aug. 3-Aug. 4, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

Garfield Elementary
Aug. 7, 1-4 p.m.
Aug. 8, 1-4 p.m.
Aug. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m.

Gladstone Elementary
Aug. 7-11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Hale Cook Elementary
Aug. 9 & 11, 8 a.m.-6  p.m.
Aug. 10, 5:30-7 p.m. (Back to School Night)

Hartman Elementary
Aug. 7-9, 8-11 a.m. and 2-5 p.m.

Holliday Montessori
Aug. 7-10, 2-6 p.m.

James Elementary
Aug. 9-11, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

King Elementary
Aug. 9, 2-5 p.m.
Aug. 10, 2-10 p.m.

Longfellow Elementary
July 24-28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
July 27 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
July 31, Aug. 2, Aug. 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 1, Aug. 3, 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Aug. 7-9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Melcher Elementary
Aug. 8-9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Aug. 10, 4-6 p.m.

Phillips Elementary
Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Aug. 10, 4-7 p.m.  

Pitcher Elementary
July 26-27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Aug. 9, 5-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 10-11, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Rogers Elementary
Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. (LINC Office at Rogers)
Aug. 8, 12-3 p.m. (LINC Office at Rogers)
Aug. 10, 5-6 p.m. (Rogers Cafeteria)

Trailwoods Elementary
Aug. 7-11, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Back to School Night Aug 10th

Troost Elementary
Aug. 10, 4-6:30 p.m.
Aug. 11, 12-4 p.m. 

Wheatley Elementary
Aug. 9-11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Whittier Elementary
Aug. 7-11, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Aug. 10 (Back to School Night) 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

North Kansas City Schools

Topping Elementary School
Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Aug. 9, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Aug. 14 (Back to School Night), 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Charter Schools

Lee A. Tolbert Academy


LINC Before & After School program is available in elementary schools in the Kansas City, Center, Hickman Mills, Grandview, and North Kansas City school districts and a couple of other selected schools.

View a list of LINC Caring Communities sites

The Fort Osage School District - where LINC also works - operates their own program.


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LINC Fundamentals

"The Big Six"
LINC's Basic Non-Negotiable Expectations for School-Age Child Care Programs

Parent Handbook
Handbook which parents/adults receive when enrolling their child.

Core Results
LINC's work is organized around achieving results in these nine core areas

Conditions for Learning
Without these conditions in place many children will not succeed and fewer children will realize their full potential.