KIT (Kids in Training)

We realize the burden many working parents face when trying to find afternoon child care between school and when they get off work. Benton First is proud to be able to offer a program to meet this need for our community through our after school program. Our program is from 3:00 - 5:30 pm for students K - 5th grade and is housed right here on our church property. Our KIT program is a State Certified Program, meaning we meet the criteria of the State to offer the best quality programming we can. We are also STAR Certified that simply means we go above and beyond the State requirements to provide the absolute best care we can. Keeping each child safe is our first priority!


We provide a healthy snack each day as well as personalized homework instruction. Each day we offer recreation & enrichment activities to help with their imagination as well as physical activity. The staff and substitutes are required to take training hours every year to help in the learning process of the children we care for on a daily basis. The staff and substitutes are also required to do background checks. This also helps ensure the safety of the kids as well. For more information please call the church office at 527-3990 or e-mail


Our community elementary schools are already fully aware of our awesome program and have arranged school bus transportation from Benton Elementary, South Elementary and Jonathan Elementary, but anyone is welcome. So no need to worry about how to get your children to our program once school has dismissed. We also can provide information for financial assistance if needed. For more information about financial assistance, or KIT in general, please contact our Kit Director at or call the church office at 270-527-3990.

Learn much more about our Preschool and Afterschool Programming Here

Here is what some of our KIT parents had to say about our KIT program…

“This program is such a blessing for us. We were so worried about having somewhere safe for our Kindergartner to go after school until we could get off work to get her. At KIT, our daughter is well-cared for, fed a snack. gets to hang out with her friends, and is able to finish her homework with adult supervision before she even gets home. Lots of times, she even seems disappointed if we pick her up early. That’s a sure sign to us that KIT is a great program that she enjoys. Thanks Benton First!!!” - Shannon and Carrie Cathey - Benton Elementary Parents

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