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COVID-19 Child care Resources
Child Care and School Closure Resources:
Island County Human Services:
Island County Human Services Homepage
Island County Cares News Announcement
Finding a Childcare Provider
Washington State Department of Children, Youth and Families:
Child Care Check
Family, Friends and Neighbor Providers
Childcare Aware of Washington:
Child Care Aware of Washington's online child care search
Are childcare options being provided during closures?
Closing schools has a major impact on our ability to staff hospitals, health care facilities, and other fire and medical departments. Superintendents have been asked to provide childcare, at no cost, to families who are in the medical field or who are first responders.
at if I don’t work
in those fields?
If families don’t work in the healthcare or first responder fields, but are expected to continue to attend work during the closure, they should reach out to their school district. Districts can make additional decisions that are needed for their communities.
childcare options are provided, how will those children be kept safe?
Districts that provide childcare have been advised to take every measure possible to keep students safe, including providing social distancing, ensuring consistent hand washing, sending students home if they’re sick, and routinely disinfecting commonly touched surfaces.
Talking to your Child about COVID-19
Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC: Talking with Children about Coronavirus Disease 2019
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19
Additional Resources related to School Closures
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Stanwood-Camano School District
Oak Harbor Public Schools
South Whidbey School District
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