Before and After School Programs


Before and After School programming is offered by Kids Co. at McDonald.

Registration for spring classes begins March 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. and ends March 24, 2019 at 7 p.m.

  • FALL Session: Oct. 8 - Jan 11

  • WINTER Session: Jan. 14 - April 5

  • SPRING Session: April 15 - June 26 (extended due to snow days; the last day of school is 6/27, which is an early-release day)

There are no classes held during school holidays, early release days or weather closures.

To Register
We are using an online registration tool called 6Crickets.  You will be able to register and book all of your classes through this website. It is highly recommended that you create an account and register your child before registration officially opens on September 16, 2018.  Follow the steps below:

  • Either Log In or Sign Up (top right of the screen)

  • Once you are logged in, under My Account, click on Edit Students. Fill in all of the required information for every child you are registering. It will show up as "Complete" when you are finished.
    NOTE:  It is very helpful for us if you can enter in your child's AFTERNOON teacher.  Also, some of the fields are required by 6Crickets and not by us (for example: "Please set a password to use for picking up your child" and "Insurance Information"). You cannot leave them blank, but you can fill them with anything :)  

  • Under My Account, click on Edit Profile.  Here you can enter your credit card information and opt out of email subscriptions if you wish (otherwise you will start receiving 6Crickets emails and newsletters).

  • You are set up to register for classes! Use the Parent's Guide if you need help.

  • If you are not seeing the classes specific to McDonald: From the homepage, click the “For Schools" link at that top of the page. In the drop down menu, click School Portals. Find McDonald Elementary.

Click here for class schedule and descriptions.

On-Site Childcare

Kids Co. provides on-site before and after school childcare at McDonald International School.

2018-2019 School Year Hours:

  • 2:25-6:00 p.m. after school

  • 1:10-6:00 p.m. after school Wednesdays

All are welcome, however there is a wait list. 

Drop-in care is offered if space is available and includes non-school days and break days. Please email LaFawnda directly to check if space is available for drop-in. 

Drop-in rates are as follows:
Afternoons: $44 per day
Early Dismissal for each Wednesday: $57
Non-School Rate: $80
Full-Day Rate: $116

Kids Co. is housed in a fun-filled space in the large portable on the west side of the school, next to the gym and just across from the cafeteria.

It's very exciting to have on-site care for children in our school. There is plenty of research citing the benefit for the children of having the childcare teachers and school teachers in the same location, communicating frequently so they can mutually support every child.

Our Kids Co. team knows how to engage children creatively in ways that support the growth of confidence and esteem. Kids Co. at McDonald is part of Seattle Public Schools' Community Alignment Initiative -- that means that their curricula extends and integrates what kids learn during the school day.

For enrollment information or to learn more about Kids Co., visit their McDonald page.

Kids Co Summer Day Camp at McDonald

For summer enrollment and program information, visit Kids Co.'s Summer Day Camp page.