Hornet Hives Childcare
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 program will be formatted in cohorts 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. Due to strict guidelines and space restrictions the program numbers are not able to support what Kids Club did before Covid-19. Please see below information on waitlists and space available.
Registration is now taken monthly for the Hornet Hives Hybrid program. Rate is the full time kids club rate of $18 a day Tues-Friday. Mondays we provide a full day program for $40 per child. You can register for just Mondays or only Tues-Friday or both.
Currently sites serving Elk Ridge, Early Learning Center, Mountain Meadow and Wilkeson are full and have a waitlist. If you would like to join the waitlist please submit this form. Foothills has limited space available. Please contact our office to register at 360-829-3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Register online: https://secure.rec1.com/WA/white-river-school-district/catalog
Open and closing activities will mirror the program layout of Kids Club allowing for choice within the socially distance guild lines. Program hours Tues- Friday are currently run 6:30am - 1pm & 3:25pm - 5:30. We are only able to support students in the PM session of school or those attending all day do to space and staffing limitations. Mondays we are open 6:30am - 5:30pm.
Lunch is available through food service for no cost or families may choose to bring their own cold lunches.
Daily wellness check is required. Parents must complete this on skyward.
Masks will be and are required for all participants and staff.
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 if they have additional school work they need to complete.
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.