Snoqualmie Valley School-Age (Ages 5-12) Child Care Options
The Snoqualmie Valley School District is working closely with community partners to help identify options for our families seeking child care support during these challenging times. For reference, below are some child care providers in the Snoqualmie Valley and other regional services.
If you are a licensed child care facility and would like to be added to this list, please send an email with your information and request to: SVSDinfo@svsd410.org.
Given the challenges of 100% Distance Learning for some families who cannot work from home, the District is collaborating with two local organizations, Si View Community Center and Snoqualmie YMCA, with whom we partnered last spring, to explore how we could further support families’ needs. Through these partnerships, the organizations will manage the day-to-day child care programming, registration, payments and staffing, while the District contributes select school locations and custodial support. District locations selected offer areas where a child care program could be contained, and kept separate from common areas such as the office and classrooms where staff are facilitating remote instruction. This will allow for daily cleaning/disinfecting purposes, while still supporting social distancing requirements and guidelines for child care operations. (NOTE: These arrangements are offered during this time of Distance Learning 2.0, when all students are learning remotely. When our schools reopen for in-person or hybrid instruction, these locations will be needed for school.)
The District is also exploring support options to assist families, for whom child care costs are a financial hardship. Be sure to ask these organizations about their scholarship programs and whether your family qualifies.
See below for how to register directly through Si View and the Y.
Si View Community Center - School Care Program
Si View offers flexible options for families with children in grades K-5, during SVSD Distance Learning. Program sites include Si View Community Center, the former Two Rivers School campus in North Bend, and North Bend Elementary School. The Si View Community Center site program opens Monday, August 31, with school sites opening tentatively mid-September or as soon as there is a need for additional program sites.
The Si View School Care program offers two options: a full day program (6:30am-6:30pm) and a half day program (8:30am-3pm). Registration is on a daily basis; families can choose a single day or all school days. (A 20% discount is available for students who register for all school days.) Financial need-based scholarships are also available. Please call (425) 831-1900 for more information about scholarships.
Si View School Care Program operates in accordance with the latest COVID-19 guidelines keeping participants in small groups throughout the day. The before and after school hours provide opportunities for active play and social interactions in a safe setting, and staff will guide participants with remote learning schedules during the school day. Please note that staff is not trained to offer individual tutoring services. For more information about program specifics, please contact Aimee Wilson at email@example.com.
For more information, registration and updates, please visit their website at: https://www.siviewpark.org/before-after-school.phtml.
Snoqualmie YMCA - Y LEAP Academy
The YMCA is pleased to introduce Y LEAP (Learning, Enrichment And Play) Academy, a full-day program designed in partnership with individual school districts to support kids and families with distance learning and school-day care along with the enrichment activities, social emotional learning, and play that the Y is known for. Y LEAP Academy is available to students in grades K-5 with sites at Snoqualmie Elementary School and Timber Ridge Elementary School. Online registration is now open. For more information about the program, registration and scholarship support, please visit www.seattleymca.org/leap.
The Y is committed to working with families to ensure access to a safe and supportive environment for each child during the 100% virtual start to the school year. The program accepts Working Connection Child Care subsidy, offers Y scholarships, and will work with individuals to understand unique requests and create a price that works for their budget. Find more information on how to start that conversation can be found HERE. For individual questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 382-4927.
Other Child Care Resources
King County-Funded Free Child Care for Essential Workers
King County has committed $2.2 million towards free child care for essential workers at select child care providers, facilitated by Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center. This program serves as an additional resource for families looking for child care outside the Snoqualmie Valley. Contact Child Care Aware of Washington at 1-800-446-1114 for information.
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.
Love Snoqualmie Valley
Love Snoqualmie Valley is a local community organization that helps connect families to resources and support in the Snoqualmie Valley. Refer to their list of children's services or request assistance HERE. Find more information at: www.LoveSnoqualmieValley.com.