April 20, 1998

Front Page

Extended day care proves helpful to parents

     by Lisa Allen
   Valley View Editor

   DUVALL--For 11 years the Riverview School District has been providing extended day care for students whose parents work full time. The program, which has proved very popular, provides a safe place for children to be before and after school, said Cherry Valley Day Care Coordinator Teresa Gosslin. "Since April 24 is National Caregivers Day, we would like to inform the public about this great latch-key service that is provided for the community," she said.
   There is a fee for the program which is available at Cherry Valley and Stillwater Elementary Schools for students K through 5th grade.Students may arrive as early as 6:15 a.m. for breakfast. After school the program is open until 6:30 p.m. "But if it floods or anything else happens, we are flexible as far as the schedule goes," Gosslin said. "While the kids are here they have friends to play with and we also keep them busy with projects and games," she said. "Weather permitting, we go outside. It's a comfortable place for kids. We always have a long waiting list."
   "With the growth out here, there is always a long waiting list," she said.