Emergency Childcare for Healthcare & Emergency Personnel

Dear parents and guardians,

Emergency K-5 childcare will be available starting this Thursday at Mullan Trail Elementary and Ponderosa Elementary and will be limited to Post Falls School District students whose parents or guardians work in healthcare or emergency services. Parents must show valid work ID for enrollment in the Emergency K-5 Childcare Program. The hours are 6:30AM – 6PM weekdays.

Unfortunately, our usual child care program will not reopen at this time for currently enrolled GAP families. Our immediate focus will be establishing care for children of our partners who work in hospitals, public health, police, fire and emergency medical agencies. Later, we will re-evaluate our GAP program capacity to determine if we can resume care for currently enrolled GAP families.

We understand this decision will be a hardship for families who rely on GAP, especially during this public health emergency. We are sorry for this inconvenience and are working hard to be able to restore childcare for you. For families that have prepaid for GAP, a credit for these unavailable days will be applied to your account.

The emergency childcare service is available to enrolled Post Falls School District K-5 students of anyone who works at Kootenai Health, Heritage Health, Panhandle Health District, Northwest Specialty Hospital, Spokane hospitals, nursing care facilities, hospice, Idaho Department of Health and Welfare Child Support Services, law enforcement, fire, EMTs and other emergency services.

Those who wish to enroll a student in our Emergency K-5 Childcare are asked to register now here. If you qualify for emergency care and already are enrolled in Post Falls School District, we still need you to register again using this form.

If you have any questions, please call us at the GAP main office 208-777-8251

Thank you.