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Before / After Care

20-21 Registration NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for Rowlie’s Nest.


First, please review our Terms and Conditions (Bottom of this Page).


Next, complete the online registration form and pay your $30 registration fee for each student you are enrolling in RN.


Then, All parents must download and register for the EZSmile app or be registered with the EZCare Parent Portal.


Click below for instructions on how to register. 


ENGLISH EZSmile      




EZCare Parent Portal


*Note, New parents will have to wait until their account is set up by the Rowlie’s Nest Administrator.


Rowlie’s Nest will be adhering to the same safety precautions as the regular school day. Masks will be required and social distancing rules followed. 


If you have any questions or concerns please email Bryan McMurtry ( or Carol Holmes ( 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 7:40 a.m. and  3:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m

20-21 Pricing- Weekly Rates:
  • $45 Aftercare Only
  • $25 Morning Only
  • $55 Morning and Aftercare
  • $30 Yearly Registration Fee
  • $10 Sibling Discount for 2nd or 3rd child
Inquire about "Early Out" Only Pricing!

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.