In addition to 2, 3, and 5 half-day preschool classes and full-day Prekindergarten classes, Rochester Catholic Schools offers childcare options for families in need of care beyond the regular preschool session. Together, our preschool and childcare options form The Nest Early Learning Academy.

  • Holy Spirit Catholic School and St. John the Evangelist/St. Pius X School (St. Pius X Campus) open for care at 6:30 a.m.* and close at 6:00 p.m.
  • Both preschool and childcare programs follow the academic calendar and are not open on school breaks, holidays, or professional days, and are subject to inclement weather cancellations.
  • Regular childcare scheduling (a consistent/repeated weekly pattern) is preferred; however, we do offer some limited variable scheduling as well as drop-in care subject to availability.

*beginning in 2019-2020 school year.

2019-2020 Childcare Options

The Nest offers a variety of preschool programs to fit most families' schedules; however, we are aware the start or end times might not exactly suite your families' needs. Therefore, we are happy to offer a variety of childcare options that extended your child's preschool day.

Please note, lunch in included for all Prekindergarten (5-day, all day) students and does not need to be selected in addition to the program.

While there is not afternoon childcare offered, Holy Spirit Catholic School offers Enrichment Classes during the afternoon that we encourage you to consider! As with any other preschool class, you will select the day(s) you wish your child to attend for the school year. Please see 2019-2020 PRESCHOOL PROGRAM for more details.

Times Daily
Holy Spirit St. Francis St. Pius
Early Drop Off (EDO)

6:30-8:45 a.m.


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11:30-12:30 p.m.


Late Pick Up (LPU)

3:30-6:00 p.m.


Afternoon Enrichment Class

12:30-3:30 p.m.

See tuition rates


For information about the 2018-2019 Childcare programs, please contact RCS Childcare & Preschool Coordinator, Dean Kinnoin, at

RCS Summer Care

RCS is pleased to offer Summer Care! Join us for a fun summer of faith activities, community field trips, easy access to attend RCS Summer Camps, and structured enrichment that will keep your child engaged and growing in mind, body, and spirit, all summer long!

Please click here to learn more or to register!