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 20 July 2017

Center School District

Enrollment in Center School District LINC programs will be available during the All District Get'n Ready Rally on Saturday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at Center High School.

Boone Elementary School

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

Hickman Mills School District

Burke Elementary School

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

Santa Fe Elementary School

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

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

Border Star Montessori
Monday 8/7, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Tuesday 8/8, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday 8/9, 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Thursday 8/10, 3 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Friday 8/11, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

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

Faxon Elementary

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

Garcia Elementary

Garfield Elementary
Mon., Aug. 7, 1-4 p.m.
Tue., Aug. 8, 1-4 p.m.
Wed., Aug. 9, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 11, 1-4 p.m.

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

Hale Cook Elementary

Hartman Elementary

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

James Elementary

King Elementary

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, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Aug. 10, 4-6 p.m.

Phillips @ Attucks Elementary

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

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 

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.