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Childcare in times of crisis


Childcare services began on Tuesday, March 24, for families of active district students whose parent/guardian work in healthcare or are first responders*. 

*Members of the healthcare workforce, as defined by the Washington State Medical Association, includes people who work in any setting where healthcare services, long-term care, long-term services and supports, or personal care are delivered. This includes, but is not limited to, hospitals, clinics, behavioral health centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, and personal homes.

First responders, as defined in RCW 70.54.430, includes firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical personnel, as licensed or certificated by the state.

Free Childcare for Healthcare Workers/First Responders

Families meeting the state-defined qualifications as an eligible healthcare worker or first responder may receive free childcare while schools are closed during the COVID-19 emergency. The childcare providers below are offering this service in partnership with the Edmonds School District:

Right At School (located at Lynnwood Elementary School)

Grades K-6

Boys & Girls Club of Snohomish County (located at 19719 24th Ave W, Lynnwood, 98036

Grades K-6

Kids Krew (located at the Mountlake Terrace Pavillion, 5303 228th St SW, Mountlake Terrace, 98043)
Grades K-6 and PreK 

To apply, send an email to Shelley Roehl, roehls@edmonds.wednet.edu with the information below. Shelley will review eligibility and contact you with next steps. 

  • Name of Student (must be currently enrolled in the Edmonds School District - for PreK, the student must be registered or be the sibling of a student currently enrolled in the District)

  • Current School

  • Current Grade

  • Name of parent/guardian who is the healthcare worker or first responder

  • Place of employment for parent/guardian

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices (Right At School, Boys & Girls Club or Kids Krew)

Community partners

Please reach out to the following organizations for childcare needs:

 City of Mountlake Terrace YMCA logo

Kids Krew Dale Turner Family YMCA

ChildCare Aware logo         Right At School

ChildCare Aware                                                  Right At School

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