Childcare for First Responders

COVID-19 highlights a new threat faced by the nation’s first responders — including emergency medical technicians, nurses, doctors, ambulance crews, police, firefighters and many more. We recognize that closing schools has a major impact on our communities ability to staff hospitals, health care facilities, and other fire and medical departments. The Governor has asked school districts around the state to help our first responder families in finding temporary childcare during this pandemic.

The Kelso School District would like our first responder families to be aware of a valuable non-profit resource in our community called Child Care Aware.  Child Care Aware is dedicated to ensuring that every child in our area has access to high-quality child care and early learning programs.  For more information, please go to  or call the Child Aware Family Center directly at 1-800-446-1114.  Child Care Aware team members will help you locate the childcare you need during these unsettling times. 

Join us in thanking all of our First Responder families for the work you do!  #WeAreKelso