Chinook Station is a before and after school childcare program open to all Kalama students. Our purpose is to provide quality care for working families in a safe environment. The Kalama School District recognizes the need for this service and is committed to provide it to registered families.


Parents must enroll their child(ren) in the program each Fall. The registration fee is $35.00 per child. Enrollment forms are available at the school office or HERE. The rate is $4.50/hour.

Parents must specify, in writing, those persons allowed to pick up children from the program. Only those specified on the application, or per written note from the parents, will be allowed to pick up a child.

Billing statements are sent out every two weeks. Payment in full is due upon receipt. If there is any reason you cannot pay in full, you must contact the Elementary School Office to arrange a payment plan at 360-673-5207.


Chinook Station is open from 6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on days (including late start/early release days) school is in sessions.

Delayed start followed by school closing:

Parents will need to make arrangements to pick up their child(ren) after the closing has been announced. A Chinook Station employee will remain with the child(ren) until a parent/guardian can pick them up.