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KidZone Is Available Before and After Summer School to USD 500 K-5 Students

Sites: Emerson Elementary & West Park Elementary

Students will be transported to and from their summer school via KCKPS transportation. Parents will need to notify their student’s summer school site that their student will be riding the bus to/from KidZone. Applications will be available at Emerson and West Park or they can printed from this page, just under this paragraph.  Applications MUST be turned in to the student’s specified Summer KidZone site (see the list below).

KidZone Summer PDF Application (English)
Kidzone Summer PDF Application (Spanish)

Emerson’s KidZone Schools West Park’s KidZone Schools KidZone Summer School Details
Frances WIllard
Frank Rushton
John Fiske
Mark Twain
M. E. Pearson
New Chelsea
New Stanley
Noble Prentis
Silver City
T. A. Edison
Claude Huyck
Eugene Ware
Hazel Grove
John F. Kennedy
Lowell Brune
Stony Point North
Stony Point South
Before School: 7-8:30 a.m.
After School: 3-5:30 p.m.Cost (per child)
$20 – morning
$20 – afternoon
$40 – morning and afternoonScholarships available

We are excited to be the before and after-school care provider for your student/students. Our goal is to provide childcare service, academic enrichment, tutoring, and youth development to all families in USD 500 – Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.

Please note this is the time to start filling out your paperwork to be a part of the program. You can do this by going to your child’s school or visiting the site that your child will attend. The application must be returned to the Kidzone site. Transportation forms must go to your child’s school. There is no approval process.

Please see the chart below for the Kidzone site that will service your student’s school. If you have questions, please contact: Mechelle Wortham, Kidzone Coordinator at (913)669-0235; Kidzone Program Specialist at (913)627-4356; or Kidzone Secretary at (913)627-4390.

2021-2022 School Year

MORNING Kidzone Sites Morning Start Date Morning End Date
Emerson 8/11/21 5/20/22
Hazel Grove 8/11/21 5/20/22
West Park 8/11/21 5/20/22
Whittier 8/11/21 5/20/22


AFTERNOON Kidzone Sites Afternoon Start Date Afternoon End Date
Emerson 8/11/21 5/20/22
Frank Rushton 8/11/21 5/20/22
Hazel Grove 8/11/21 5/20/22
Banneker 8/11/21 5/20/22
New Chelsea 8/11/21 5/20/22
West Park 8/11/21 5/20/22
Whittier 8/11/21 5/20/22


BEFORE SCHOOL: 7:00 am until 8:00 or 8:30 am

AFTER SCHOOL: 3:15, 3:30 or 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Wednesday Early Release: 1:15, 1:30 or 2:00 pm until 5:30 pm

Students enrolled in the Kidzone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported to their home school from Kidzone each morning before breakfast at their home school. In the afternoon, students enrolled in the Kidzone program at a school that is not their home school will be transported from their home school to the Kidzone site where the student is enrolled. Parent drop off and pick up is at the respective Kidzone site. PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR COMPLETING THE TRANSPORTATION FORM AND LEAVING IT WITH THE STUDENT’S HOME SCHOOL FRONT OFFICE. The school will process the transportation request through the Transportation Department.

There is a fee for all students who attend the Before and After School Program Monday through Friday. Limited Kidzone Scholarships may be available based on enrollment numbers at each respective site. (Daily rates do not apply)

Kidzone fees for the 2021-2022 school year are as follows:
(All Kidzone fees must be paid in advance.)

AM Session Only                        $20.00 per child, per week
PM Session Only                         $30.00 per child, per week
AM and PM Sessions                  $40.00 per child, per week
Wednesdays Only                       $15.00 per child, per week

Kidzone services available to the elementary schools:

School Name AM Kidzone site PM Kidzone site
Banneker Whittier Banneker
Claude Huyck Hazel Grove Hazel Grove
Douglass Whittier Whittier
Emerson Emerson Emerson
Eugene Ware West Park West Park
Frances Willard Whittier Whittier
Frank Rushton Emerson Frank Rushton
Grant Whittier Banneker
B. Caruthers Whittier Banneker
Hazel Grove Hazel Grove Hazel Grove
John Fiske Whittier Whittier
John F Kennedy Hazel Grove Hazel Grove
Lindbergh West Park West Park
Lowell Brune Hazel Grove Hazel Grove
Mark Twain Whittier Whittier
McKinley Whittier Whittier
ME Pearson Whittier Whittier
New Chelsea West Park West Park
New Stanley Emerson Emerson
Noble Prentis Emerson Silver City
Quindaro West Park West Park
Silver City Emerson Emerson
Stony Point North Hazel Grove Hazel Grove
Stony Point South Hazel Grove Hazel Grove
T.A. Edison Emerson Frank Rushton
Welborn West Park West Park
West Park West Park West Park
Whittier Whittier Whittier

*** Some locations may change based on transportation stops.

About Kidzone

Our goal at Kidzone is to provide childcare services, academic enrichment and youth development to all families in USD500 – Kansas City Kansas Public Schools.

For more information, please contact us at: Mechelle WorthamStudent Services Coordinator at 913.669-0235Lia McLoughlinProgram Specialist at 913.627.4356; or the Kidzone Secretary at 913.627.4390.