City of Seattle Emergency Child Care Program

City of Seattle

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City of Seattle
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The Seattle Department of Education and Early Learning is offering emergency child care services for families of first responders and essential workers, as well as families facing homelessness.


  • The City of Seattle understands childcare is challenging during the COVID-19 crisis. Childcare centers are still open and exempt from Gov. Inslee's limit on gatherings.
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  • Available to
  • First responders and essential workers in healthcare, grocery, and pharmacy sectors
  • City essential personnel and employees of organizations doing priority level one work as defined by the Mayor's office or Essential Operations Management
  • Families experiencing homelessness
  • Other essential workers identified in Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order of March 24.
  • Available to children aged 3-12  
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