Kids Community Learning Center

Kids Community Learning Center is an after-school program located in NW Portland, serving children in grades K-5 from Metropolitan Learning Center, the Emerson School, and Chapman Elementary.

Registration for the 2019/2020 School Year is currently full. Follow the link below to register your child for the waiting list.

Quick Resources


Use this quick online form to alert us when your child will not be present in KCLC.


Have a question about KCLC policies? Check out our 2019-20 Parent handbook.


Our Mission

The mission of Kids Community is to provide a nurturing environment in which kids grow together outside of school time through creative exploration, meaningful relationships and fun.

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Our Programs


before and after school care

Our Before School program opens at 7:00 each morning. Our Before School program is located in our classroom at MLC and is available to both Emerson School and MLC students.  MLC students are dismissed to their classrooms at bell time, and a Emerson students are walked over by a KCLC staff member. This program provides a safe place for kids to enjoy low energy activities before school begins.

KCLC's After School program is open every day after school until 6:00pm. This after school enrichment program offers a variety of activities for children to choose from including art, science, cooking, group games and more.

private music lessons

Our private music lessons include 25 minutes of one on one instruction with one of our skilled instructors.  Lessons are available year round on site at KCLC.

Summer Camp

During summer break, KCLC offers programming that begins in mid-June and ends in mid-August. We are known to be one of the funnest and most affordable Summer Camps in Portland, OR.

Daily activities include, Art Projects, Science Exploration, Music, Theater, Group Games, Field Trips, and Free Choice Play.

closure day care

KCLC is open from 7:00am until 6:00pm on all PPS Teacher Planning days, Winter and Spring Break. We offer a variety of activities through out the day including craft projects, cooking, science, group games, field trips, special guests and more.

after school clubs

Enrichment clubs are offered every Fall, Winter and Spring.  Clubs meet for an hour per day for 8 weeks.  KCLC teachers and instructors from the community offer clubs in Martial Arts, Dance, Circus Arts, Art & Craft, Science, and Sports.


Join Our Community


Sign Up For a Program

The link below leads to our registration site on Campbrain, where you can register your child for KCLC programs.

Join our team

We’re currently hiring for after school teachers, substitutes, and music teachers.

Sign up for music lessons

Our music program is currently at capacity Monday-Thursday, with limited space available on Fridays.