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Hornet Hives Childcare

Program Overview

     The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) and Childcare Aware of Washington are working across the region to help communities meet the childcare needs and provide a temporary solution to the stress caused to the existing childcare infrastructure as a result of COVID-19.  In White River the Community Activities Program has long served as a strategic partner in providing youth programs and services in our community and will remain dedicated to our ongoing commitment to providing safe, healthy,  and enriching program. Other school districts have relied on partnerships with Community Based Organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Right at School, or the YMCA to create new childcare options in response to severe capacity shortages in their communities. Our Community Activities Program will be offering Hornet Hives as a response to the childcare needs in our White River Community.

       The Hornet Hives program will provide childcare and guide students through their distance learning school day. The program will also feature supplemental activities to engage participants beyond the school day and keep them active. 

The program will be formatted in cohorts by campus to ensure health and safety guidelines can be met. Masks are required.  Social distancing will be followed as students will work at individual spaced out workstations and take part in appropriate socially distanced activities.


Register online: 


Details:    Program will start September 8th. 

Hours: 6:30AM - 5:30PM                                              Locations: (locations are subject to change)

6:30—9:00 Opening                                               Elk Ridge Elementary

9:00—3:00 Structured Hive Time                             Foothills Elementary

3:00—5:30 Closing                                                 Mountain Meadow & Early Learning Center 

Cost: $200 per week per child                                       Wilkeson Elementary

Deposit program available to reserve child’s spot.


Registration Information:

      Registration will be taken weekly. Payment taken online or in office. Families may pay ahead or put deposits down for weeks they will be in need. Full week registration only at this time to ensure cohort sizes and appropriate staffing ratios can be met at all times. Enrollment form is required. Can be mailed to our office, dropped in the drop box or emailed to Jason at 

Daily Schedule:

Open and closing activities will mirror the program layout of Kids Club allowing for choice within the socially distance guild lines.  Structured activities to support distance learning will start after 9am daily and run through 3pm. Staff will support and guide participants through their schedule. 


Will be available through food service or families may choose to bring their own cold lunches. Participants will need to load their lunch accounts via Skyward. No cash will be taken on site. Free and reduced lunch rates will be honored.  A light afternoon snack will be provided daily. No breakfast will be served. 

Health Checks:

Daily heath checks will be administered upon arrival. Please also refer to this home health checklist to keep up on your families possible symptoms. 


Masks will be and are required for all participants and staff. 

Space available:

Due to strict health and childcare guidelines from the Department of Health space in this program is limited at each site. This program will be following all state school age childcare guidelines for operating during Covid-19. 


All supplies for the program will be provided. Participants should bring school materials such as books, chrome book, charger and headphones daily. 

Childcare Vouchers & Cares Act Support:

If you qualify for or are receiving childcare vouchers through the Cares Act please contact our office for support with registration. 


*Limited Transportation may be available to and from the program at some locations.