Before and After School Programs


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

In addition, the PTA coordinates with after-school enrichment providers to offer various after-school programs during three sessions: fall, winter, and spring. Sign-up for these programs is through 6crickets and begins a few weeks before each session.

Registration for fall classes begins Sept. 15, 2019 at 7 p.m. and ends Sept. 22, 2019 at 7 p.m.

  • FALL Session: Oct. 7 - Jan. 10 - No classes 10/11, 11/11, 11/25 – 11/29, 12/20 -1/3/2020

  • WINTER Session: Jan. 13 - April 10 - No classes 1/20, 1/29, 2/17 – 2/21

  • SPRING Session: April 20 - June 18 - No classes 5/25

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:  Please note that new this year, your payment for your class will not go through until seven days prior to the start of class. Any credit card fees or other administrative fees that are charged by 6crickets are NON-REFUNDABLE, under all circumstances. Class providers will tell us 10 days prior to the start of class if a class needs to cancel due to low enrollment. So to avoid an issue with fees, credit card orders will not process 7 days prior to the start of class.  

  • Use the Parent's Guide if you need help registering for 6Crickets. 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)..

  • 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.