KELC prides itself in providing a clean and wholesome environment for your children to learn, play and grow.  Working together we can slow the spread of the Coronavirus (and other more common viruses) by following these guidelines on a regular basis.

  • PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE:   Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface; Avoid touching your face; Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of you elbow; Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING:  If you feel sick, stay home.  Do not go to work; If your child feels sick, keep them at home.  Do not give your child medicine and send them to school or daycare; If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home; People with serious underlying health conditions or older people should stay home and away from other people. 

  • MASKS All KELC staff wear masks during the day



“ 211 ” is the go-to public phone number to get information about Novel Coronavirus. To speak with a Community Information Specialist, 7 days per week between 8am-11pm Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155; Text your zip code to 898211 (TXT211); Email

Covid-19 Resources:

Oregon Health Authority:

DHS/ELD News Release [3/17/20] “Oregon expands child care benefits to support families and providers during spread of COVID-19”

     The temporary changes, which are effective immediately, will help more low-income, working families access child care and help providers stay in business during the state of emergency.  Providers, parents and caretakers may contact the DHS Direct Pay Unit with questions Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 1-800-699-9074. 

     The temporary changes are: Eliminating co-pays for eligible families; Providing access to more families by increasing the income limit from 185 percent of the federal poverty level ($4,040 per month for a family of four) to 250 percent of the federal poverty level or 85 percent of the state median income, whichever is higher for the family size ($5,899 per month for a family of four); Ensuring more certainty for providers. Child care providers are able to continue to receive payments from DHS, even if children are unable to attend or if they have to temporary shut down during the state of emergency.


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