Tier 1 Childcare

Currently, Eastern Carver County Schools offers Grade K-5 childcare at no cost to Tier 1/Essential Workers on distant learning days during regular school hours on a space-available basis.  All Tier 1 essential workers must meet certain criteria in order to receive this free care (see below).

The school-age care for children of critical workers is intended for extreme circumstances in which no parent or guardian is at home due to employment as a critical worker. Both working parents must qualify as a Tier 1 critical worker. Learn more from the MDE: School-Age Care Guidance and FAQ for 2020-21 School Year.

Before registering, Tier 1 essential workers must provide employment verification for you (and your spouse/partner if applicable). The letter from your employer must state that you are required to work in-person, outside your home. (note: this eligibility criteria was updated since the Governor's Order was executed in March 2020).  Send a copy of your employment verification(s) to Michele Bedor at BedorM@district112.org

Tier I essential workers are defined as follows:  (For more details on what is included in each sector listed below, view Appendix A of the MDE document.)

  • Healthcare and public health
  • Law enforcement, public safety and first responders
  • Food and agriculture
  • Judicial Branch (essential services)
  • National Guard (activated under a Governor Executive Order)
  • Educators in pre-K through grade 12 settings
  • School staff caring for children of critical workers
  • Child care and school-age care providers

At this time, childcare requests are being accepted by parents/children who meet the criteria below.

  • Grade K-5
  • Children must be enrolled in Eastern Carver County Schools.
  • Parents must have no other option for child care.
  • Both parents/guardians residing in the home must meet Tier 1 criteria 
  • Care will be provided at your child’s elementary school by district paraprofessionals.
  • More information regarding what to bring (lunches, Chromebooks) will be provided after registration.
  • Time will be set aside to complete distance learning but one-to-one assistance in school work is not guaranteed.

Contact: Michele bedor, bedorm@district112.org