Richland School District

Champions Child Care

Each elementary school has contracted with Champions to provide before and after school child care programs. These programs are offered at the school site. A fee is charged. For more information, contact Julie Funfar at 554-0312, or via email at




Champions offers a well rounded program

Need to get back into the swing of school-year things? 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, Kindergarten Extended Day 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Winter, Spring, and Summer Break Camps
  • Enhancements including: Homework Help, Character Development, Fitness, Science, and Read*Write*Now! Literacy

Our five areas of focus give your school-ager endless opportunities to learn and grow.  Below, you’ll find a quick look at how we spend our time together.

Take the Challenge: We help children develop problem-solving and literacy skills via homework time, reading, or writing.

Imagine That: We inspire children to explore creative ideas and develop the ability to self-express through art, drama, and music.
The Nature of It: We encourage children to put things together and discover something new using games and science experiments.
Sports Zone: We engage children in movement and focus on team-building, communication, and personal challenges.

Snack Attack: We deepen children’s understanding of healthy nutrition with self-serve snacks and cooking activities.

Jeff and Annika Bryant, Parents at Carroll Elementary School in Elk Grove, California, say: “We originally signed up with Champions because it was convenient. We stay because it is an amazing program. Our kids are academically curious (and successful), well-adjusted, happy and secure little people and we give Champions quite a bit of credit for that.”

Sign Up Today! Call 800-350-5034 or visit  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, Champions will 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 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 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.