Child Care for Critical Workers
Grandview School District will begin offering child care to front line healthcare workers and first responders on Monday, March 30. Child care is being offered in response to a call from Governor Jay Inslee for all schools across the state to support these critical workers during our current school closure.
The district will be offering child care to these workers from Monday, March 30, through the reopening of schools. Child care will be provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Children will be provided with breakfast, lunch and snack every day they are in the district’s care. The district will be following the Washington State Department of Health’s guidelines for safely providing care, which includes social distancing, staggered play times, as well as checking the temperature of both children and staff upon entry each day. During check in every day, families will be asked if any medications are being used to to lower the child’s temperature and if there are any household members showing symptoms of COVID-19. If the answer to either of these questions is yes, the child will NOT be allowed to attend child care.
While the district is offering child care, we also want to remind our critical workers that this is being offered as a service for those who have exhausted all other child care options. The district asks that our front line healthcare workers and first responders begin by contacting the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center either through their website or by calling 1-800-446-1114. Child Care Aware is tracking available child care across the state and is the quickest way for families to get referred to care that is open and available, including extended-hour and weekend care options.
Critical workers must call Child Care Aware before registering for Grandview School District child care. Those who need to register for child care with the Grandview School District are asked to visit our website at www.gsd200.org/closure, click on Child Care for Critical Workers and print out the registration form. Once you have filled out the registration form, you will need to call or email the district office at (509) 882-8500 to finish your registration.
The registration form can be found below.