​​​​​​Emergency response and essential workers childcare:


Due to new regulations and guidelines by the Early Learning Division (ELD), our capacity has been temporarily reduced to less than half our normal capacity.  For our regular patrons, if you have not attended since schools have been closed down, check to see if space is available before returning.  First responders and essential workers will be given priority status for spots available during this time.  Thank you for your patience and understanding through these times.  We will get through this together.


Sunshine ELCC is full at this time.


Public schools are now closed until next fall.


Emergency Enrollment Forms: Emergency responder enrollment form.pdf


Please call to reserve space. Space is limited to 10 enrolled children per class per week during the state of emergency only.


Resources of Information about the Virus & Regulations


Oregon Childcare Licensing- https://oregonearlylearning.com/COVID-19-Resources


Governor's Office: https://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/Agency.aspx?page=0&pageSize=10&agency=GOV

Covid-19 for Oregon: https://govstatus.egov.com/or-covid-19



5 Tips for Regaining Calm, from NPR: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/03/811656226/pandemic-panic-these-5-tips-can-help-you-regain-your-calm


Talking with Young Children About the Coronavirus: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/



Community Supports


Food

If you are in need of food and these resources are not working for you please call me and I am happy to assist in helping your family get food. No child or person should ever have to go hungry. 

From NORTH CLACKAMAS SCHOOL DISTRICT: Beginning Wednesday, April 15th and continuing each Wednesday during the school closure, Milwaukie High, Putnam High, and Alder Creek Middle schools will be offering a weekly meal service that consists of five breakfasts and five lunches. Wednesdays will be the only service days at these locations. Please plan to be asked your name, telephone number, and the grade level of your student(s) when collecting your weekly meals. If you cannot collect weekly meals on Wednesdays our daily meal service will continue to be provided at our other service locations, Clackamas High School, Linwood, Lewelling, Ardenwald, View Acres, Bilquist, Riverside, Oak Grove, and Whitcomb Elementary Schools. https://www.nclack.k12.or.us/district/page/ncsd-sites-serving-meals-during-closure

NCSD has expanded its grab-and-go student meal service during the COVID-19 school closure. Watch this video for all you need to know or view the graphic for locations and addresses. 

Gleaners: https://www.gleanerscc.org/


Food Reimbursement: Expensify.org

Online Application for SNAP food benefits https://apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication/


St. John's Episcopal Church (located at Sunshine) has a to-go feed the hungry meal every Sunday, from 2:30pm-3:30pm


NEW Childcare Assistance

https://oregonearlylearning.com/oregon-expands-child-care-benefits-to-support-families-and-providers-during-spread-of-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR2gPMBnZA9A8iLDbmoojeRt5QRx8DvFjsJWNYC56sn9q84gB1TcXp6Z_j8