Childcare Resources

  • Dear Shoreline Schools Families,

    We are pleased to announce that the Dale Turner YMCA is offering childcare services within Shoreline Public Schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. All registration information, staffing and communication will be provided by the YMCA. Please see the message and links below for registration and information about the services being offered. Please direct all questions regarding childcare to the YMCA.

    You may wonder why the District is not offering childcare through our Children’s Center. Our staff are wonderful and do a marvelous job during normal times, but a large number fit the “high risk” categories that should not work in childcare at this time according to Public Health - Seattle & King County. The District and Children’s Center Association agreed we don’t have enough staff able to work directly with children right now, but they will continue to be paid for performing other duties while schools are closed.

    Again, we are very thankful for the YMCA’s willingness to step in and provide these essential services to families in need of childcare. Please note that this service is FREE to first responders and health care providers of direct services. Additionally, further below is information on financial assistance from Child Care Aware of Washington for other essential workers. Thank you for your attention to the information below.

    Dear Shoreline School District Family,

    The Y has been working in partnership with King County Public Health, Department of Children Youth and Families, and local school districts to find ways to support working families who need child care.

    The Y is offering full-day break camps at the Dale Turner Family YMCA and Ridgecrest Elementary School. We ask that you help us prioritize care for families of first responders, health care providers of direct services, and parents/guardians who need to work. If you need additional assistance, please let us know. We are here for you. There are limited number of slots available at each location.

    Use the links below to register for programs by location:

    Here's a link to Visual Instructions to assist you with registering. This is a NEW process to allow flexibility for families by providing daily options. If you have any questions, please email us at

    Daily fee is $45 and includes full-day programming, AM and PM snack and lunch, swimming (pending). Financial assistance is available. First payment is required at the time of registration.

    First responders and health care providers of direct services will have $0 fees for this program. Please send an email to before registering to receive your special coupon code.

    We wanted to take a moment to share with you our preventative health practices because the well-being of staff, youth and families are our number one priority.

    • Anyone who is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 will be required to remain home.
    • Wellness check will be conducted for all staff and youth before attending program, including a temperature check. Anyone with 100.0F degree or higher will not be allowed to remain.
    • Ongoing cleaning will be scheduled during the day, especially in common areas.
    • Frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizers.
    • Nightly disinfectant cleaning will be done as an additional measure.
    • During the program hours, youth will be organized in small groups (9 youth and 1 staff) and rotate for activities as part of social distancing and meet the developmental needs of youth.
    • Parents/Guardians will be dropping off and picking up at the entrance and not allowed to access the program space.

    We're in this together,

    COURTNEY K WHITAKER| AVP Youth Development
    YMCA of Greater Seattle
    909 4th Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98104

    King County Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

    King County has committed $2.2 million to provide child care, free of charge, for essential workers who live or work in the County.  The funding will pay for a slot at select child care providers across the county through at least June.  We need your help to get the word out about this resource to your clients, employees, and communities!

    To apply for this free child care, families should call the Child Care Aware of Washington Family Center at 1-800-446-1114 and complete an intake with our Resource Specialists.  We have Spanish speaking representatives and we can provide service in any other language, free of charge.   

    Please Note: Verification of employment and/or home address will be required to complete intake. To expedite the intake process, families can send photos of the required verification documents to More details are below.

    We sincerely thank you for your service to our community during this critical time.

    Verification of employment and/or home address is required to complete intake. Please send the required verification documents to

    Employer Verification: Must include the name of the employee and the employer and the physical address of the workplace. A picture of one of the following items will suffice:

    • Work ID badge;
    • An email from a work address with name and contact information in the signature line;
    • A business card;
    • Paystub;
    • Work schedule w/employer visible. 

    Address Verification: (**Only required if you work in the City of Seattle OR outside of King County, to prove residency in King County**)

    Documentation must be no more than 3 months old, include the name of the employee, and cannot be envelopes or personal correspondence.  If you are experiencing homelessness or otherwise unable to verify your home address, please let us know and we will provide alternative means of verification.

    • Submit ONE from this list:
      • Utility Bill (Gas, Water/Garbage, Light/Electrical, Cable, Landline phone)
      • Home/Renter’s Insurance
      • Mortgage Document


    • TWO from this list from different sources:
      • Insurance document (health, car, etc.)
      • Benefits document (DSHS, SSI, paystub, etc.)
      • Financial document (Bank Statement, retirement, credit card statement)
      • Other bills
      • Driver’s License
      • Lease or Housing Agency letter