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    LINC provides affordable high quality before and after-school care for elementary school age students in a safe, fun and caring environment that supports children's social, emotional and physical development.  The program encourages children's growth through recreational and academic activities including homework help and a healthy snack.

    • LINC before and after-school programs are fully-licensed and directed by LINC staff which are state approved to operate the program.
    • All LINC staff at school sites pass health and annual legal background checks and are trained in CPR.
    • The program focuses on youth development, academic achievement and parental engagement.


    LINC Hours

    Monday - Friday
    6:30 am - 7:25 am and 2:40 pm - 6:00 pm


    Half-Day Early Release Days:

    • AM LINC for PK through 5th grade
    • PM LINC for PK only

    Cost and Payment Options:

    • Rate of $55.00 per week
    • No refund for unused days
    • Checks, credit cards and money orders are accepted
    • Parents may apply for child care assistance through the Missouri Department of Social Services.  Applications available on site. 

    What You Will Need to Enroll:

    • Immunization record
    • Individualized care plan signed by a physician for any medical condition
    • Any required medications accompanied by a completed medication administration form
    • Individualized Education Plan for students diagnosed with behavorial or learning disability
    • PRE SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY: child medical examination report signed by a physician
    • Contact information (full address and phone) for: emergency contacts, authorized pick up persons, and child's doctor
    • 5-10 minutes for a parent interview


    Weather-Related Closings 

    When schools or school districts are closed due to inclement weather, there will be no LINC Before & After School programs.


    Contact Ervin Early Learning Center LINC program:

    Jimmarie Stinson
    Site Coordinator
    816-316-8569 and 816-316-8487


    Visit the LINC Website: http://kclinc.org/hickmanmills/