ALL children enrolled at the Takena CAP site have been exposed to a positive case of COVID-19.  In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority, the Early Learning Division, Office of Child Care requires the following:

Any child or staff member in a child care setting who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, should be excluded from the program for 10 days. The day they started having symptoms (or if asymptomatic, the day the positive test was taken) is considered day zero. Day one is the first full day after symptom onset or the day the positive test was collected.

A positive child case of COVID was reported on January 20, 2022, and subsequent CAP staff have tested positive on January 21, 2022.  Therefore, the Takena CAP afternoon program will be CLOSED TODAY, Friday, January 21, and both morning and afternoon programs will be CLOSED next week beginning January 24.



The Takena CAP program cannot reopen after the quarantine period due to a staffing reduction in our overall CAP team of child care teachers and aides.  While protocol allows for “test-to-stay” next week for a negative test result, there is insufficient staff to operate during the “test-to-stay” quarantine period.

Therefore, the Takena CAP site will be CLOSED until further notice.  We will continue to provide updates in the coming days regarding new hires to the CAP team and a projected reopen date for the Takena and Periwinkle/Lafayette CAP locations.  The North Albany and Meadow Ridge CAP programs continue to remain operational at this time. We sincerely apologize for this most unfortunate announcement.


Please, we ask for your continued assistance in helping to spread the word that CAP is hiring.  Job postings can be found below.  We sincerely appreciate your extraordinary patience as we continue to recruit, hire, and onboard additional CAP staff during this season of unprecedented staffing-shortages.



Aide 1, Teacher, Site Supervisor



Our Mission

“Provide safe, structured, quality and affordable care for elementary age children.”

State Certified Child Care

CAP is licensed by the Oregon Office of Child Care (OCC). This yearly process includes fire and sanitation inspections, and onsite visits by OCC to ensure state guidelines are being met throughout the program. Staff qualifications and training requirements are monitored through this same yearly certification process.

Tax ID Numbers
Federal: 93-0979294
State: 0401596-0

What does CAP Offer?

For Children:

  • Nutritious snacks, approved by the United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • Safe, clean and comfortable setting
  • Entertaining, educational activities
  • STEAM curriculum, games, crafts and outdoor play
  • Caring and supportive staff guidance
  • Homework assistance and Reading Club

For Parents:

  • Affordable, quality childcare
  • Convenient locations
  • Trained, professional staff
  • Supportive environment
  • Age-appropriate programming
  • Consistent communication between parents and school

Site Locations/Times

In partnership with the Greater Albany Public School District, CAP enrollment consists of hundreds of children ages 5 to 12 years at multiple public school site locations. Please see Locations for current operating sites. We offer childcare before school starting at 6:45am and after school until 6:00pm.  CAP offers full-day care at selected sites on vacation days, in-service days, winter, spring and summer breaks.

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