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Summer Program at Kids Can

Summer is a special time at Kids Can Community Center. Our summer program lasts the entire summer from school’s end in May to its start in August. Kids Can focuses on partnering our STEMsmart curriculum of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Strength, Music, Arts, Reading and Tutoring with dynamic field trips. Weekly themes pair on-site learning with an average of three off-site field trips per week.

Available to school-age children, our state-licensed program is open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM and includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. There is no extra charge for field trips, swimming or other activities. Families are only charged for days your child(ren) attend. Child Care Subsidy (Title XX) payment is accepted, and some scholarships are available.



Program Dates: Our summer program will begin on Tuesday, May 28th and runs until Friday, August 9th. We will be closed on Wednesday, June 19th in observance of Juneteenth and also closed Thursday, July 4th and Friday, July 5th for Independence Day.

Daily Schedules: This summer, our classrooms will be a little bit different! Each class will be assigned a color and within that group will be a combination of grades.

  • RED Kindergarten through 1st graders
  • YELLOW 1st through 3rd graders
  • BLUE 3rd through 6th graders.

Each classroom will have homeroom periods where we will be doing different activities/lessons that will help them retain the materials they have learned during the school year to keep those skills sharp during the summer months. After homerooms, the days will be filled with field trips, STEMsmart programming, and different community partners that will come help us learn more about what fun things Omaha has to offer. To close out the day, we will have time to center ourselves and read some of our favorite books in a nice calm environment. Each week has a different theme that we will center all our programming on and you can find that schedule below:

  • Welcome/Kindness Week  May 28 - 31: Welcome to Kids Can! This week is all about learning what our organization is all about and what to look forward to this summer. From getting to know our classmates to learning what field trips we are going on, we will get to know it all!
  • Artist in Me June 3 – 7: This week focuses on letting out the crafty side that is in everyone! We will test out different ways to create our own kind of art and how to express that to everyone else. Expect lots of painting, pottery, sketching, and just about anything else you can think of.
  • Animal Week June 10- 14: Lions, tigers, and bears?! Oh my! Okay, we don’t have these particular animals here at Kids Can in South Omaha, but that won’t stop us from learning about them. We will be diving into the worlds of animals and learning about the animals on land, in the water, and the ones that fly!
  • STEM Week June 17 – 21: A week dedicated to all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). We will be hitting each category by testing out new experiments, trying out all the cool gadgets we have, and expanding on the concepts that were taught in school.
  • Cook With Me Week June 24 – 28: This week will be all about how to make tasty, healthy, and fun snacks. Also, learning about what kind of nutrients our body needs to stay healthy and what are some ways we can explore new foods in fun recipes.
  • Sloppy Science  July 1 - 3: This is exactly what it sounds like! We are going to be bringing out all the messy and fun science experiments that we can find. Our kiddos will definitely need to leave the nice clothes at home this week!
  • Community Kindness Week  July 8 – 12:  We will be taking this week to see how we can give back to our community! We will learn more about the history of Omaha and learn about ways to keep our home clean!
  • Out Of This World  July 15 – 19: We are taking the deep dive into space and exploring what's in the sky! We might even see how low we can explore into the ocean too!
  • Let's Move  July 22 – 26: All about staying active! From soccer, to yoga, to gymnastics. It’s important to keep moving and we are going to test out different ways to do it!
  • Melody Week  July 29 - August 2: Everyone loves music, so why not have a whole week dedicated to it? We’ll take some time to learn about different genres, figure out which ones we like ourselves, and learn about some popular artist in these genres (past, present, and upcoming).
  • Splash Week August 5 - 9: We are going to end the summer with a SPLASH! All week we will spend as much time playing with water and explore the different ways we can have fun with it!
  • End of Summer!  


Swimming & Splashpads: Each age group will go swimming each week and our two younger groups will go to a Splashpad as well! Our older group will be working with Rabble Mill each Wednesday afternoon instead of going to the Splashpad during the month of June. Then they will get to help decide to do what they would like to do in July.

  • RED Classroom:
    • Swimming on Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Splashpad on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • YELLOW Classroom:
    • Swimming on Tuesdays from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Splashpad on Fridays from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • BLUE Classroom:
    • Swimming on Thursdays from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM


To schedule an appointment to complete the registration process, tour our facilities, and learn more about the program call 402-731-6988 or contact Tori Anderson at General office hours are between 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM to complete the enrollment process.

See below for enrollment forms as well as the required documents and fees needed prior to starting. We must receive either confirmation from Child Care Subsidy (Title XX) authorization or a registration fee ($25 for an individual child/$40 for multiple) and a deposit ($400) to be completely enrolled.


For Child Care Subsidy (Title XX) authorizations our provider number is 77283875.

Other requirements before you child begins:

  • Registration forms completed
  • Expectations & policies received
  • Current immunization records
  • Orientation with the Director and Assistant Director
  • Registration fee
  • Deposit
  • First week's payment


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