Established in 1908 as Social Settlement Association of Omaha, we underwent a name change to Kids Can Community Center in 2009 to better reflect programs offered. Our mission is to educate, engage, and inspire children through early childhood care and out-of-school experiences. We believe all children deserve enriching educational experiences despite socio-economic barriers.
We currently have five locations in North and South Omaha and Bellevue, promote a nurturing and safe learning environment encouraging long-lasting, positive relationships. Kids Can Community Center operates two core programs to support student academic success: 1) out-of-school (OOS) and 2) early childhood education (ECE). Our younger students are better prepared for kindergarten and older ones have greater exposure to STEMsmart (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Strength, Music, Art, Reading, Tutoring) activities.

We offer state-licensed out-of-school programming serving children ages 5 to 13 years old. Our center on 49th and Q Street operates Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 6 PM and offers before-school, after-school, and full-day programs when school is closed for holidays, in-service days, and all breaks including an uninterrupted summer program. In June, we will begin programming at Nelson Mandela Elementary. In partnership with Collective For Youth, KCCC provides after-school programming on regularly scheduled school days at Gilder, Miller Park, and Wakonda Elementary Schools.