Description is America's online network of local web sites that show parents the wealth of opportunities available for kids and families in local areas.

KidsOutAndAbout is not a blog (though we do have a great free weekly e-newsletter that provides scintillating wit and penetrating insight in addition to lists of things to do, and we do have a section for our weekly publisher's notes), we are not exactly a community calendar (we have too much event information to fit in a calendar program), and we are not one of those flashy commercial sites that are trying to push their advertisers in front of your nose. We do accept advertising to make a living, of course, but we do so in a way that enhances your reading experience rather than detracts from it, and we only accept advertising from those who provide valuable resources for parents. (You'll never see one of those hideous "local mom discovers teeth whitening secret!" ads on our site!)
In early 2001, when Madison was one-and-a-half and I was just about to have Ella, I (Debra Ross, founder and publisher) realized how helpful it would be if there were some web site that gathered all of this information in one place. So on my maternity leave, I created the Rochester site of, with the help of several great programmers, a graphic designer, and a terrific nanny who helped me gather information.
Over the course of time, as word about the site spread, others in the greater Rochester community began to donate articles, information, resources, and suggestions. In 2010, we started launching outside of Rochester, and our sites now reach to Albany, Buffalo, Fairfield County, CT, Hartford, Hudson Valley, Westchester, Salt Lake City, Houston, Ann Arbor - Detroit, Saint Louis, Nashville, Austin, and San Antonio.

What’s New

Version 1.6.12

Various bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Mlisic ,

Doesn’t keep you logged in

What’s the point of having the app if it’s easier to go to the website instead? You have to log in EVERY SINGLE TIME you open the app! It’s stupid, annoying, & irritating.

Ems241212 ,


It crashes and closes out every time I click on an event.

Sunnah-786 ,


Thank you for updating these resources and offering online courses during COVID.


Kids Out and About LLC
22.7 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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