For 25 years kidsLINK Afterschool Programs have served children and families across our region. Established in 1997, the program was initiated with one goal in mind: so that no child has to stay home alone after school. kidsLINK Afterschool continues to grow and now operates in locations across 3 counties. We strive to overcome barriers that limit families from accessing after school care, like cost, location and capacity. The average cost of childcare in Gallatin County right now is between $40 and $60 a day. KidsLINK Afterschool is $12 a day.
kidsLINK Afterschool Programs are not just a safe place for kids to be after school-- the programs are designed to be enriching, provide personal growth, and relationship building. We partner with organizations in town to provide enrichment activities to the kids like coding classes, tech club, theatre club, robotics, art classes and more. kidsLINK Afterschool also provides homework and tutoring support, resulting in increased academic achievement and more quality family time in the evening. Plus, Studies show that children who spend time with caring adults have increased self-confidence and decreased engagement in high risk behaviors.
We love our program, but we're not the only ones!
"We are both working parents and kidsLINK [Afterschool] has been extremely helpful; and our daughter Charlotte loved it! We would have struggled often without an on-site after school program-- like many working families."
kidsLINK Afterschool Parents Tyler and Alicia