March 24, 2020
To All Workers in Essential Services Providing Health, Safety, and other Essential Services,
Wilma Valentine Childcare just received approval from the Department of Job and Family Services to be a Temporary Pandemic Childcare Center. A temporary center can only provide services to children whose parents are employed providing health, safety, and other essential services as determined by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. We are approved to serve children aged 2 ½-grade 3. Wilma Valentine Childcare is located on the site of the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities at 1200 S. Children’s Home Road, Sidney where Shelby Hills Preschool program is located. We do specialize in serving children with special needs. You do not need to be a resident of Sidney or Shelby County to have your child temporarily attend our childcare center. We plan to begin this service on Thurs. March 26th because this is the date all other childcare centers are mandated to close unless they have received this license. We will follow the Governor’s orders to serve groups of 6 or fewer children. We will serve a hot lunch daily.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) is reviewing their ability to cover the cost of this childcare for essential worker’s children whether or not a family is eligible for the JFS childcare subsidy. For the present time, we will charge and are working on our fee structure. You will receive a discount if you need to enroll multiple children from a family. Families who are eligible for Job and Family Services Childcare subsidy will remain eligible during this time period. Should there be reimbursement for this service from ODJFS for the families we charged a fee, we will reimburse families as appropriate.
Please complete the forms below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. One of of the Wilma Valentine Childcare administrative staff members will be in touch with you. If you have questions, please call 937-658-6763 to speak with Nancy Stiefel.
To assist with enrollment of children into the Childcare Center, we will have an administrative staff member be available for late hours on Tues. March 24th and Wed. March 25th from 8:30 AM until 6:00 PM. Please come to the building marked Early Intervention and Shelby Hills Preschool. You will be able to speak with the WVC Director, Nancy Stiefel.
Peace and Health to All of You!
Wilma Valentine Childcare Director