ACE Before and After School Program


CWC Kansas City offers and manages its own program to care for our students before and after school hours.  “ACE” - our After Class Enrichment program - is open from:

  • 7:00 – 7:45am, at which time children can proceed to their classrooms, and 
  • From the end of the school day until 6:00pm.

All programs and services are offered on a sliding fee scale to ensure access to all families.  Complete details and program policies are provided on our Family Connection page.


The ACE program offers three layers of programming to serve children and families:

ACE Care includes free play, snack time, homework help, and engaging, active, creative units and lessons linked to the themes and activities of the school program.  Children might write and perform a play, design and build a city out of cardboard, or explore a new arts and crafts activity.  All ACE Care activities are taught and supervised by our own ACE staff members who participate in trainings and professional development to ensure the ACE program operates with the same mission and core values as our outstanding school program.

ACE Clubs provide a low-cost opportunity to extend learning from the school day for children seeking a little more.  K-2nd grade clubs might include Chorus, Dance, Book Club, Fitness, Spanish Language and Culture, and more.  ACE Club offerings are taught by CWC faculty, staff, and community members.

ACE Classes provide 10- to 12-week fee-based, enrichment classes offered by CWC faculty and community vendors. These classes expand beyond school offerings to sample other learning experiences.  Offerings will be based upon family input and interest.

Examples of Clubs & Classes offered in the 2016-17 school year were:

  • Drama
  • Chorus
  • Math
  • Sustainability
  • Board Games
  • Stories & Snacks
  • Community Singing & Drumming
  • Lego Builders
  • Swimming
  • Zoology Club
  • Coding for Kids
  • Baseball & Softball Skills
  • Dirt Club
  • Ukulele Club
  • Baseball Club
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Yoga Class
  • Cooking Club
  • Investigation & Design
  • French & German Language
  • 3D Art Class