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Before / After Care

24-25 Registration is NOW OPEN!
If you are a RETURNING FAMILY who already has a PROCARE account, please sign-up here.
If you are NEW to Rowlie's Nest, please register via PROCARE here.
Please note, your child(ren) must have already been accepted for the 24-25 school year. This is not an application to the school itself. 
24/25 Fees:
Non-Refundable Registration Fee - $35 per child
Before/After First Child - $65      Additional Child - $55
Morning Only First Child - $35    Additional Child - $25
After Only First Child - $55        Additional Child - $45
Early Out Only - $135 (includes all 9 Early Outs)

If you have any questions or concerns please email Bryan McMurtry ([email protected]) or Carol Holmes ([email protected]) or call the office at 941-708-6100 ext. 2008.


Rowlie’s Nest

Rowlie’s Nest, a nurturing environment, provides fun and educational before and after-school activities in a safe and enriching environment. Rowlie’s Nest activities enhance the learning that takes place in school and promotes the development of life skills.

Program Excellence Based on Research
Research presented at the 2002 National School-Age Care Alliance (NSACA) conference, strongly suggest that programs like Rowlie’s Nest are ideal to promote happy, well-adjusted, academically successful children. Dr. Deborah Lowe Vandell, Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Washington, and Dr. James Young, Professor of Curriculum, Clark Atlanta University, presented at the conference and demonstrated that strictly academic programs tend to depress children and lead to poorer school performance overall, while programs that incorporate the arts, physical activities, and academics best help children succeed. This is the winning formula offered at Rowlie’s Nest. Based on this and similar studies, Rowlie’s Nest offers a program that supports activity choice and exploration in a variety of learning areas. Academics are incorporated into the fun, and hands-on experimentation and exploration is encouraged.

Hours of Operation

6:30 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. and  3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

Program Highlights

  • A convenient, safe and secure environment
  • Affordable pricing in a rich educational setting
  • Dance, drama, music and art activities which spark the imagination
  • Recreational programs that promote teamwork good sportsmanship, and physical fitness
  • Homework support and study time
  • Recreational programs that promote teamwork good sportsmanship, and physical fitness
  • Teacher-directed activities based on the interests of children in the program
  • A healthy after-school snack
  • Quality time to socialize with friends in a safe and refreshing environment

A Qualified Staff

Rowlett’s committed staff is the key to the success of Rowlie’s Nest. All members of the Nest staff are members of the school’s staff. As competent, capable and trustworthy professionals, they work to meet the unique needs of each child and provide a safe place for individual student development.

Homework Support

At Rowlie’s Nest, a quiet study area is provided for the children to complete homework. Staff members are available to help as needed. Basic supplies are provided for children and the staff collaborates with other school personnel to maximize each child’s learning. Older Rowlett students are encouraged to develop leadership skills by assisting younger students with their homework assignments.