Welcome to the nest

The Cardinal’s Nest is pleased to offer academic enrichment activities in a safe, supervised environment for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade, Monday through Friday, from 2:40 PM – 5:00 PM on a sliding fee schedule based on eligibility for the free or reduced lunch program.

Fees: Regular - $10 per day

Reduced lunch- $7 per day

Free lunch - $5 per day

Wait for Sibling - 3:15 pick up - $2.50 per day

Drop in care - $5 per hour (A registration form is still required and the program must be notified in advance of the student’s participation.)

Please complete the USDA free & reduced lunch paperwork to allow the school to determine your eligibility so we can make the appropriate fee determination.

The Cardinals’ Nest works closely with your child’s teacher to provide activities designed to enhance the learning that occurs during the school day. We provide a snack, time for homework and tutoring, and a planned mix of math, reading, writing, science, art, drama, music and other enrichment activities.

Children do not need to stay until 5:00 PM or participate everyday, the choice is up to the family. Billing is based on time spent, with invoices sent when the month is completed, payable within 10 days.

There will not be an after school program on the following days:

December 23 – January 3 – Winter Break

January 20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 7 – Early Release

February 17– President’s Day

April 3-10 – Spring Break

May 1 – Early Release

May 25 – Memorial Day

Last Program Day is June 5

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Carpenter at (509) 337-6461 or email at kcarpenter@waitsburgsd.org. If you have trouble reaching program staff after 4:00 PM, please call Tami Bohlman at (509) 540-1400.


2019-2020 Cardinal's Nest Flyer

2019-2020 Art Program Flyer

2019-2020 Music Program Flyer

2019-2020 Cardinal's Nest Registration Form