Before and After School Programs

We have a long tradition of serving Lincoln with quality supervised play for children and youth. Much has changed over the years, and we believe supervised, safe, fun, and meaningful out-of-school time opportunities are as important as ever. Our programs are supervised by caring professionals who promote positive environments, supportive relationships, and constructive activities to meet the developmental needs of children and youth.


Belmont students sit down for a project demonstration by After School staff.

These programs offer supervised, organized recreation for kids at recreation centers and at McPhee and Everett Elementary Schools. Registration for Before and After School programs will begin in mid-April of that year.

Before School Fee: $155.00 per month
After School Fee: $161.00 per month
Dates: August 2023 - May 2024*

*There will be no After School Recreation one Tuesday a month when elementary schools dismiss early for PLC days. As part of our continuous improvement efforts, we are making a commitment to ongoing, monthly staff training on PLC days. The program will be held August 14-16.

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Air Park Community Center
5000 Mike Scholl St, 402-441-7876
Community Learning Center Program
Ages: Grades K-5
Times:6:30 a.m. - Start of School; End of School - 5:45 p.m.

Belmont Recreation Center
1234 Judson St., 402-441-6789
Ages: Grades K-5
Times: 6:30 a.m. - Start of School; End of School - 5:30 p.m.

Calvert Recreation Center
4500 Stockwell Street, 402-441-8480
Ages: Grades K-5
Times: 6:30 a.m. - Start of School; End of School - 5:45 p.m.

Everett Elementary School
1123 C St., 402-441-7952
Community Learning Center Program
Ages: Grades K-5
Times: End of School - 5:45 p.m.

McPhee Elementary
820 Goodhue, 402-441-7952
Community Learning Center Program
Ages: Grades K-5
Times: 7:00 a.m. - Start of School; End of School - 5:30 p.m.



Payment for first session must accompany completed Participant Information & Waivers form. You may register for any or all of the sessions now. Indicate which sessions you want your child to attend. Payment for later sessions required BEFORE the first day of each session.

Need Based Scholarships

Scholarship applications are available at all recreation centers, the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, the Playground Office and online. Applicants must provide proof of income (copy of tax return or most recent paycheck stub), size of household and statement of need. Once your application has been received, your location will make contact to discuss your request.


Title XX

All programs, except Irving, are approved to accept Title XX, the State of Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Child Care Subsidy Program. The purpose is to assist low income families with child care expenses. For eligibility information, call 800-383-4278 or visit


Students at Air Park Recreation Center's After School program