Express Program Information

  • Express School Age Childcare programs provides quality, convenient childcare to all students 5 to 12 years of age enrolled in Spokane Public Schools. Activities are planned to foster growth and development of the whole child

    • Due to the high volume of registrations, a completed registration may not guarantee entry. If, after registration is received, the billing staff notices that your requested site and program are already full or not offered, we will notify you as soon as we are aware.
    • Children must be potty-trained, able to maintain social distancing in a group setting, be able to follow the direction independently and adhere to program rules and expectations to participate in the Express Program.
    • We must have your complete registration -- this includes COVID Consent, Online Signature, Certificate of Immunization and DSHS authorization, if applicable -- a minimum of two full business days before your first day of child care to ensure proper student safety, staffing ratios and licensing requirements.
  • Program Hours & Locations

    The Express program will follow the SPS 2021-22 school year schedule for days school is closed.  Program hours will be 6:30-8:30 a.m. and 3:00-6:00 p.m. During conference week and early release days, program will begin after school is released.

    Transportation options shown below are subject to change based on restrictions in place and demand.

    Please be advised that the transportation options listed below are based on our current understanding of transportation capacity and COVID-19 restrictions for the 2021-22 school year. Final notification of site availability and transportation options will be determined by August 20, 2021 and families will be notified of those options. If it is determined that we are unable to serve an Express Location due to low enrollment or lack of transportation, a refund will be issued for registration deposit at impacted locations.

    Available Locations:

    • Adams at Hamblen
    • Arlington at Whitman
    • Balboa at Westview
    • Browne
    • Finch
    • Franklin at Lincoln Heights
    • Garfield
    • Hamblen
    • Hutton
    • Indian Trail at Westview
    • Jefferson
    • Libby at Garfield
    • Lidgerwood at Whitman (Updated Location)
    • Lincoln Heights
    • Linwood at Ridgeview
    • Logan at Longfellow
    • Longfellow
    • Madison at Ridgeview (Updated Location)
    • Montessori at Finch or Jefferson
    • Moran Prairie
    • Mullan Road
    • Ridgeview
    • Roosevelt
    • Scott at Lincoln Heights
    • Westview
    • Whitman
    • Willard at Garfield
    • Wilson at Roosevelt
    • Woodridge
  • Rates

    • Registration fee: $50 per child 
    • 2021-22 Tuition FeesRates are updated for the 21-22 School Year
  • Meals

    The Express Child Care program will provide an afternoon snack for Express children.  

  • COVID Program Adaptations

    • All locations will be subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols, current enrollment, and lowered capacities. In the event of a COVID exposure, the site may be closed for a two-week period.
    • A statewide order requires individuals to wear face coverings in indoor public spaces (reusable cloth is recommended). Face coverings are required at all times to participate in the Express Program. 
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  • Contact

    Express Office
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    Phone: 509.354.7312
    Fax: 509.353.5464