Daycare owner provides flexible hours for essential workers

Hanna has recently received a license by the state of Oregon to continue operating as a Registered Family Child Care Home and to provide emergency care for families needing assistance.

Posted: Apr 25, 2020 6:39 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown extended restrictions for child care facilities in Oregon. However, those approved and meet requirements under the Early Learning Division are allowed to continue service.

For those granted a license by the state of Oregon, regulations regarding sanitation and safety need to be upheld to remain open.

This falls under Executive Order No. 20-19.

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Amy Hanna has been a child care provider for 15 years and is the owner of Hanna’s Helping Hands Daycare in West Eugene.

She recently received a license by the state of Oregon to continue operating as a Registered Family Child Care Home and to provide emergency care for families needing assistance.

"Our goal is to keep your kids safe, to keep them happy, for us to still be able to operate and to provide the care that is necessary for essential workers out there," Hanna said.

Hanna’s daycare operates 24/7, including overnights and weekends, which before, might have been difficult for families with essential workers to find.

"We love kids, and I think that's the main thing. It's about the kiddos," Hanna said.

She wants the community to know there are licensed operators still open who are taking the appropriate precautions to keep children safe and healthy.

“Those of us who have our licenses are anxious and ready and waiting for parents to call us to say hey we need your help,” Hanna said.

Hanna also wants to make everyone aware that dialing 2-1-1 can connect a family to quality child care providers.

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