Financial Resources for Child Care Centers and Family Child Care Homes

Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order to Provide Expanded Access to Child Care for Essential Workers During COVID-19 Response

CDE/Early Learning and Care Division Management Bulletin 20-06

COVID-19 Guidance regarding Emergency Childcare Services for Essential Workers and At-Risk Populations

State Public Health Officer designated the following list

“Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers”

First Five Years Fund and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Immediately Available to Child Care Providers

United State Small Business Administration: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

ELCD Management Bulletin 20-05: Early Learning and Care Division COVID-19
Guidance: Temporary Waiver of Family Fees

ELCD Management Bulletin 20-04: Early Learning and Care Division – COVID-19 Guidance on Apportionment, Attendance, and Reporting Requirements.

This MB provided guidance to state-subsidized early learning and care programs about updated apportionment, attendance, and reporting requirements after the enactment of Senate Bill 117.

Voucher Project – Alternative Payment Program and CalWORKS Stages 2 & 3

For more information contact Voucher Project at: 831-688-2152.

Human Services Department Santa Cruz County – CalWORKS Stage 1

For more information contact Human Services Department at: 831-454-4130 (Santa Cruz) or 831-763-8500 (Watsonville) or visit their website.

El Pajaro Community Development Corporation (El Pajaro CDC), Watsonville

El Pajaro CDC advisors are available to assist child care providers economically impacted by the Coronavirus, apply for the Small Business Association Disaster Loan or Economic Injury Disaster Loans. This is a low interest federal disaster loan for working capital for CA small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVOD-19).

El Pajaro CDC is also available to assist child care providers to access funding through their business liability insurance policy, if it includes a loss of business clause. To apply child care providers will need up to date bookkeeping and tax records. Relief is dependent upon the income their business annually earns.

For more information contact El Pajaro CDC at: 831-722-1224 or visit their website. All services are available in English and Spanish.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Aptos

SBDC has child care business advisors available to help with Small Business Development Center  Disaster Loan Assistance/Economic Injury Disaster Loan applications. This is a low interest federal disaster loan for working capital for CA small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SBDC is also available to assist child care providers to access funding through their business liability insurance policy, if it includes a loss of business clause. To apply child care providers will need up to date bookkeeping and tax records. Relief is dependent upon the income their business annually earns.

Assistance searching for loans available through financial institutions and Human Resource policies and procedures.

Child care providers can sign up to receive assistance by filling out an assistance application online to receive one on one business consulting, business planning and financial training.

For more information contact the SBDC at 831-479-6136 or visit their website. All services are available in English.

Child Care Law Center

The Child Care Law Center has a helpful document for family child care providers Questions and Answers About the Impact of the Coronavirus on Family Child Care in California. You can find this and more helpful updates online. For more information contact the CCLC at 213-385-2977 or visit their website.

State funded child care programs: Early Learning and Care Program Guidance on the COVID-19 State of Emergency Situation Notice. View the PDF.

The notice contains guidance to ELCD programs regarding options available to programs in dealing with the current State of Emergency Declaration for COVID-19 for: Alternative Payment Programs, Agencies Providing Direct Services (CSPP, CCTR, etc.) and Resource and Referral Programs.

California Department of Social Services: Community Care Licensing: Statewide Waivers for Licensing Requirements Due to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID- 19), and Prevention, Containment, and Mitigation Measures – March 18, 2020 Notice.

City of Watsonville – Essential Businesses During Shelter In Place Emergency – English

City of Watsonville – Negocios Esenciales