UPDATE: King County has committed $2.2 million towards free child care for essential workers at select child care providers, facilitated by ChildCare Aware of Washington Family Center. This program serves as an additional resource for families looking for child care outside the Snoqualmie Valley. Scroll down for information.
To support our state's critical infrastructure, the Governor's call to action prioritized School Aged Child Care for children ages 5-12 whose family is among the following groups:
- Health care workers
- Fire Fighters, Police, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians
- Pharmacy employees
- Grocery store employees - newly added by Gov. Inslee
- SVSD on-site, School Aged Child Care staff
SVSD School-Age Child Care (Ages 5-12)
The Snoqualmie Valley School District has partnered with the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA and Si View Metropolitan Parks to provide a no cost School-Aged Child Care (SACC) program for the children of healthcare professionals, first responders, pharmacy employees, and grocery store workers. Our Child Care program is offered Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Children will receive breakfast and lunch daily. UPDATE: The last day of the district-sponsored child care will be Friday, June 19 - the last day of school. (After this date, families may register for services directly with the Snoqualmie YMCA or Si View Metropolitan Parks, if desired.)
Families may select the program location that works best for them. If child care needs exceed our current capacity, additional locations will be added at Cascade View Elementary in Snoqualmie and Opstad Elementary in North Bend.
- Snoqualmie Valley YMCA (35018 SE Ridge Street, Snoqualmie, WA 98065)
- Si View Metropolitan Parks (400 SE Orchard Dr, North Bend, WA 98045)
- Issaquah School District (if this is more convenient)
Using guidance from the CDC and state officials, our partners are limiting SACC to groups of 10, with no more than 49 people per location. In addition, each site is adhering to guidelines provided by King County Public Health to maintain and monitor the health of children and staff.
King County-Funded Free Child Care for Essential Workers
Contact Child Care Aware of Washington at 1-800-446-1114 for information.
Other Child Care Resources
Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center
If you are not a healthcare professional or first responder or if you need child care during extended hours or weekends, visit https://childcareawarewa.org/ or call 1-800-446-1114. Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center is tracking available child care across the region. Given the evolving landscape of COVID-19, contacting Child Care Aware is the quickest way to get referred to care that is open and available. Read more information about Child Care Aware and the services they provide HERE.
As of March 23, Imagination Station on Epsilon Street in Snqoualmie confirmed that they are open to caring for children who were not enrolled previous to the school closures. Contact Sheri Absher at (425) 831-1916 for information.
If you are a licensed child care facility and you’d like to be added to this list, please send us an email with your information to: SVSDinfo@svsd410.org.