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Champions Child Care

The Richland School District has contracted with Champions to provide before and after school child care programs. These tuition-based programs are offered right in your school (busing is provided from Lewis & Clark to Marcus Whitman). For more information, contact Julie Funfar at 554-0312, or via email at jfunfar@klcorp.com


Champions offers a well rounded program

We’ve got the solution for busy working families: fun activities and homework help all in one safe, convenient place. Art, dramatic play, math and science, problem-solving, language, motor skills, and more — you’ll find our experts have put together a variety of group and individual activities designed to keep school-age kids exploring and growing.

We’ve designed our program to help your child:

• boost reading, writing, fitness, and social skills

• build character and confidence

• experience fun, friendships, and learning 

Our Champions offerings include:

  • Before- and After-School Programs
  • Winter, Spring, and Summer Break Camps

Sign Up Today! Call 800-350-5034 or visit www.discoverchampions.com.  For local information, please contact Area Manager Julie Funfar at 509-554-0312. 

Champions Policy for Inclement Weather

With the winter months come the threat of bad weather that could affect the operation of our Champions’ programs. The following is an outline of our policies and procedures should we have a school closure, delay or early dismissal occur due to inclement weather and/or power outages. 

IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED: If the school district cancels school before we are open for the day, Champions may be open at selected sites, for an additional fee of $15.00 per day.  Normal tuition rates will still apply, per your contract. Sites will open at 7:00 a.m.

  • Badger Mountain will serve the families of White Bluffs, Wiley and Orchard
  • Jason Lee will serve the families of Tapteal
  • Sacajawea will serve the families of Jefferson and Marcus Whitman/Lewis & Clark

If you choose to utilize this service please be sure to drop your children only at their designated consolidated site and bring for them a nut-free sack lunch and any medications they will need. Medications must be in their original packaging and you must fill out a medication authorization form upon arrival.

If your assigned site is at capacity, you will be asked to drop off your child at our overflow site at Marcus Whitman.

If your child will be dropped off after 11:00 a.m., please notify the site staff. If you do not notify the site staff that you will be arriving later, we may not have space available for your child as we will begin to send extra staff home at that time.

Badger Mountain: 509-551-6734

Jason Lee: 509-396-1301

Sacajawea: 509-460-6280

Marcus Whitman: 509-551-1215



IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED AFTER CHAMPIONS OPENS:  Champions will close 5 hours after the time we opened.

IF SCHOOL IS RELEASED EARLY: If there is an early release due to weather, Champions staff members will be on site to receive children enrolled in the afterschool program and scheduled for that day.  Families will be charged an additional fee of $10 per child.  Normal tuition will remain per your contract. If conditions deteriorate and become unsafe, the Area Manager may close sites early and you will be contacted to pick up your child.

IF SCHOOL IS DELAYED: If the start of school is delayed by the district, our sites will open at 7:00 a.m. Please keep in mind that some of our staff members travel a distance to their sites each day so please be patient if they arrive slightly tardy. Please be certain to call your Champions program directly ahead of time to make sure we are there. Once the staff member has arrived safely, the site will open. When school is delayed there is an additional charge of $10 per child who arrives between 7:00am and 10:00am. There are no exceptions to this fee.  Normal tuition will remain per your contract.

COMMUNICATION: As soon as the District makes a determination regarding closure or delay, the Area Manager will send a group text via Remind and an email to all parents.

TUITION CREDITS: Since the weather and when the school district makes decisions to cancel school are outside of our control, it is the policy of Champions not to credit tuition for inclement weather closures.