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Closure Childcare Information

Childcare Overview
Franklin Pierce Schools will offer free childcare to families of healthcare providers, first responders, pharmacy and grocery workers in response to Governor Inslee's proclamation that school districts make accommodations to provide childcare for these families. The program will serve students in Kindergarten-5th grade. Childcare facilities will be operated with district and YMCA staff following guidance provided by the Department of Health on maintaining the health and safety of children and their childcare providers. 
In order to receive childcare you must meet the following criteria:
  • Members of the healthcare workforce, as defined by the Washington State Medical Association, includes people who work in any setting where healthcare services, long-term care, long-term services and supports, or personal care are delivered. This includes, but is not limited to, hospitals, clinics, behavioral health centers, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult family homes, and personal homes.
  • First responders, as defined in RCW 70.54.430, includes firefighters, law enforcement officers, and emergency medical personnel, as licensed or certificated by the state.
  • Pharmacy and Grocery Workers
If you meet the criteria above:
  1. Complete the Childcare Interest Form below.
  2. You will receive approval or denial of eligibility based on the definition of frontline healthcare workers and first responders.
  3. If approved you will be sent a registration form.
LocationMidland Elementary
2300 105th St E, Tacoma, WA 98445
Program Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 5:30pm
Parents may drop off and pick up children at any time during program hours.
MealsBreakfast, lunch and afternoon snack will be provided.
Please call (253)298-3000 or email

Thank you to the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties for your continued partnership serving our community.