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 2018 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).


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.