• 2600 Grand Ave
  • Carthage, MO 64836
  • (417) 358-1070

About KIM

KIM is an after school program for grades K-6, operated in cooperation with Carthage R-9 School District.  Membership in the YMCA is not required.

KIM offers a wide variety of fun, educational activities which are guaranteed to keep your school-age child entertained and learning! KIM is a state-licensed child care program that maintains a 15-1 child-staff ratio. Children will choose from a variety of activities including games, crafts, help with homework and more! A snack is provided. Kidz-in-Motion runs each day school is in session, from school dismissal time until 6:00 p.m.

All Kidz-in-Motion staff are required to complete a criminal record check and a child abuse/neglect screening through the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry. CPR/First Aid training and continuing education credits are required for all staff members.


A non-refundable $15 registration fee is due at the time of enrollment.

  • 1-3 Days/week - $20
  • 4-5 Days/week - $30


KIM is offered at the following schools:

  • Steadley Elementary (Children attending Mark Twain, Fairview, Columbia and St. Ann's Elementary Schools are bused to Steadley Elementary)
  • Diamond Elementary
  • Jasper Elementary

KIM is located at Fair Acres YMCA for Carthage Middle School Students.

How to Enroll:

Please pick up the Parent Handbook, Child Enrollment Form and Child Health Form and fill them out completely. We ask you to return the forms, including a current copy of your child's immunization record, to the Fair Acres Family YMCA at 2600 S. Grand Ave. in Carthage. Please DO NOT DROP THE FORMS OFF AT YOUR CHILD'S SCHOOL.

Handbook and Enrollment Form



Policies are outlined in the Parent Handbook, which you can download by clicking on Download PDF shown on upper right.

PLEASE NOTE:Parents must give the school permission to release their children to KIM. The YMCA is not authorized to take a child from school into KIM without prior parental permission. Parents are responsible for providing the YMCA with a current copy of their child's immunization record.