Child Care


Gov. Newsom Executive Order: Child Care for Essential Employees 
April 4, 2020

First Five Years Fund SBA FAQs Regarding CARES Act for Child Care Providers
The recently passed CARES Act includes many potential relief opportunities for the nation’s child care industry, which has been hit with widespread layoffs and closures as a result of catastrophic drops in enrollment. The First Five Years Fund website informs about a small business relief program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is available to many child care businesses. 

For more information beyond what is included here, please visit the SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Office of the Administration for Children and Families
The Office of the Administration for Children and Families compiled information about the flexibility in spending CCDF funds in response to state and federal declared emergency situations.

Prenatal - Age 5, State and Local Resources
The Alliance for Early Success have been sharing with one another how their states are responding-primarily around child care.

Advancement Project and Children Now
Are lead allies for early childhood care and education. 

Statewide Waivers for Licensing Requirements
Details are in this state Provider Information Notice (as of 3/19/20)

Survey to Match Displaced Workers with Centers (as of 3/19/20)
CDSS created this survey to offer assistance to those individuals that are interested in offering services for those child care settings that are in need.

Alternative Payment (AP) Programs (as of 3/19//20)
The California Department of Education (CDE) Early Learning and Care Division has issued reimbursement guidance.






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