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At Kids Can Community Center, our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences.



Founded in 1908 as the Social Settlement Association of Omaha, we changed our name to Kids Can Community Center to better reflect our vision for children and families in our community.  Today we are a state-licensed childcare provider for children ages 18-months to 13-years old, offering full-day early childhood education and out-of-school programs.

We are happy to share our 2021-22 Annual Report by clicking the link or the image to the right.  If you would like a hard copy of the report, please contact Mike Joyce.

We participate in Nebraska's Step Up To Quality to ensure we provide high-impact programming for our youngest children.

We partner with Collective For Youth to provide additional after-school programming at Wakonda, Gilder, Miller Park, Minne Lusa, Benson West, and Conestoga Magnet Elementary Schools. We also partner with Nelson Mandela Elementary and Early Childhood Development Center for after-school programs as well.

Our mentoring program is accredited through Mentor Nebraska. Please contact us at 402-731-6988 to stop by for a visit to learn more about Kids Can or to share your time with us as a mentor or volunteer.


There are two important accreditation standards in the nonprofit field.  Locally, the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands' Best Practice Partner. Nationally, the Candid/Guidestar Seal of Transparency:


Best Practices Partner

Kids Can Community Center is a proud member of Nonprofit Association of the Midlands one of the first organizations to adopt the Guidelines & Principles as a Best Practices Partner. We are committed to uphold the best practices for non-profit organizations in our community and vow to hold ourselves to the highest standard of conduct. Click the Best Practices symbol for more information on the Guidelines & Principles and the Best Practices Partnership.



Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency

Kids Can Community Center has earned recognition for its Candid Platinum status, the highest level of recognition offered by the program.  Formerly known as GuideStar, Candid encourages nonprofit organizations to share their progress and results in new ways to reflect the changes they are making in their community. Be sure to check out the Kids Can Candid page to learn more.



You can also check out our profile on Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is a charity assessment organization that evaluates hundreds of thousands of charitable organizations based in the United States, operating as a 501 organization.

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