This page includes important information and resources for youth program and childcare providers during the COVID-19 crisis.
If you are a caregiver or first responder seeking immediate support with childcare, visit Childcare Aware of Washington.
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Give us an update
If you are a youth program or school-age childcare provider operating in Washington state, please take a moment to fill out our brief questionnaire. School’s Out Washington is working with state and local partners to gather updates from the field to better understand where youth programming and childcare are taking place during the COVID-19 statewide stay home, stay healthy timeframe.
- Washington state one-stop resource for questions, including unemployment, schools and childcare, what to do if you feel sick (in multiple languages), daily statistics, and lots more.
- DCYF updates
- King County guidance for child care centers
- King County Public Health updates
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department updates
- Washington State Department of Health updates
- Snohomish County Health Districts with a tab for childcare
The National Council of Nonprofits – Information on Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills
- SOWA’s weekly email – Resources for the Field During COVID. Check “Upcoming Trainings and Workshops Near Me.”
SOWA COVID-19 Response
School’s Out Washington is hosting a 30-minute webinar every Wednesday to discuss urgent issues and resources related to COVID-19 and the expanded learning field.
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Resources & Updates
Through May 31, 2020, all trainings statewide will be rescheduled or made virtual. Email notifications will be sent to everyone registered. All external assessments in King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties will be rescheduled. For other counties, we will monitor and update as needed. Sites are encouraged to maintain coaching — virtually when possible — and use that support for other areas as well, including self-care, anxiety, etc.
Phase 2 of the Seattle Foundation’s Covid reponse fund has three funding tracts to support childcare, mental health, and emergency financial assistance.
- People who will be missed by public funding opportunities, including undocumented immigrants and refugees
- People who are essential workers without health supports, childcare, and other necessary services
- People of color who are experiencing disparate impacts
Nonprofits in Thurston, Lewis, and Mason Counties that are assisting the most disproportionately impacted communities are eligible for response funds. The Foundation is working with local United Ways and other community partners to distribute funds.
Nonprofits can fill out this survey to let the Foundation know of your organization’s work.
This fund will provide flexible financial support to trusted nonprofit partners across the region who are responding to increasing needs as a result of the coronavirus. If your nonprofit is facing challenges that align with the fund’s purpose, please send your organization name, contact information, amount of request and description of need to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This fund will provide resources to nonprofit organizations on Whidbey Island working with our friends and neighbors who are impacted by coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.
Fill out a brief application to be considered for funding.
This detailed list shows myriad community foundations across the Northwest that are fundraising for and giving grants to nonprofits in response to COVID.