UPDATED SEPTEMBER 15 at 2:38 PM
 

GRANT APPLICATION HAS RE-OPENED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 21.
NEW APPLICANTS ONLY.

The application for this grant has been extended beginning Wednesday, September 16 through Monday, September 21. This extension is only available to providers who have not yet applied. You will need to either apply online or return a paper application to the San Diego Foundation by this deadline. Paper applications are available at our Mission Valley office at 3333 Camino del Rio South Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92108.

NOTE: If you had already submitted an application, you do not need to apply again.

GRANT APPLICATION INFO

 


 

LEER CORREO ELECTRÓNICO EN ESPAÑOL - 21 de sept

 

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR CLEANING AND SUPPLIES FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS (WAITLIST)

Due to the HIGH demand of the Cleaning and Supplies for Childcare Providers (CSCP) Grant, there will be a waitlist until further notice.  What does it mean to be on the waitlist? Those on the waitlist are not guaranteed to receive CSCP funding unless funding becomes available on a first come, first serve basis.  As a first come, first serve funding process, we will continue to monitor and track applications in the order they are received. 

Debido a la ALTA demanda de Limpieza y Suministros para Proveedores de Cuidado infantil (CSCP sus siglas en inglés), habrá una lista de espera hasta nuevo aviso. ¿Qué significa estar en la lista de espera? No se garantiza que los que están en la lista de espera recibirán fondos de CSCP a menos que los fondos estén disponibles por orden de llegada. Como proceso de financiación por orden de llegada, continuaremos monitoreando y rastreando las solicitudes en el orden en que se reciben. 

To get on the waitlist, email [email protected]
 

FAQs FOR CHILD CRE PROVIDERS

Visit our INSTAGRAM PAGE to read the most frequently asked questions and answers from the Early Care and Education Briefing. If you have additional questions that are not addressed or if you would like to receive a recording of the tele briefing, email [email protected].


HERE FOR YOU

Visit our blogs for resources on various financial assistance options and community resources for child care providers and families. 
 

CHILD CARE GUIDANCE RE: COVID-19

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES BLOG

COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

STRENGTHENING FAMILIES: A GUIDE TO PROTECTIVE FACTORS

AN ICEBERG OF IMPACT: COVID-19 AND EARLY CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH

VIDEO: COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY TRAINING

 


CHILD CARE SURVEY

Please complete this brief survey if you have not done so already or there has been a change to your operating status or current vacancies.  Your help allows YMCA CRS to provide accurate data to the state and the essential workers needing child care during the current COVID-19 situation.

 


CHILD CARE COMMUNITY UPDATE: Licensing FAQs

Community Care Licensing (CCL) has created an FAQ document that helps explain new guidelines around cleaning, closures, protective equipment and sanitation procedures, prevention strategies, physical distancing, resources for families, and waivers. The information addresses common questions in a centralized way, and CCL will update the document as new information becomes available to reflect the evolving situation and any questions from child care providers.

View the list of Frequently Asked Questions.

Access the most recent Provider Information Notices (PINS) HERE.

 


 

County of San Diego Update

Face Covering Required Beginning May 1

San Diego residents must wear a face covering and continue to keep a distance of 6ft. between themselves and other people any time they leave their homes. Cloth facial coverings don’t have to be medical grade but should cover your nose and mouth. Homemade masks, bandanas, and scarves are acceptable and may be washed and reused. These practices will help prevent the spread of COVD-19.

Visit: HOW TO WEAR A CLOTH FACE COVERING

 

Early Care and Education Conference Calls - County of San Diego will be Tuesday of Every Month

You are invited to participate in weekly calls with the County of San Diego to hear timely updates and ask questions related to COVID-19’s impact on the Early Care and Education field and your child care business. 

Submit questions in advance HERE.

To join online on your computer:
Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/825425891
Meeting ID: 825 425 891

To join by phone or mobile, dial:
 One tap mobile
+1-669-900-6833,825425891# US (San Jose)

 Dial by your location
+1-346-248-7799 US (San Jose)
Meeting ID: 825 425 891 
 



Enhanced Child Care Referrals for Essential Service Workers

If you or someone you know works in the Essential Critical Infrastructure, we are offering enhanced referral services. This includes a specialized search within our database of licensed family child care homes and centers. Call us directly at 619-952-0242 and one of our advisors will work with you to locate a provider that matches your family’s immediate needs. Advisors are available Monday - Friday from 8:00AM - 5:00PM

If the phone line is busy, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. Our phone line is staffed at all times and this is a dedicated line for health care professionals. Alternately, you can call our general referral line at 1-800-481-2151 and receive the same level of support.

Download the Flyer to distribute to an essential service worker. 

English | Spanish

 


 

Important Notice For Families Receiving subsidized child care: All Family Fees for April, May and June will be waived.

On March 26, 2020, the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division issued instructions waiving family fees until June 30, 2020.

  • Effective April 1 through June 30, 2020 families will NOT have to pay assigned Family Fees
  • Provider will be paid the full amount and will not have the Family Feededucted from their payment
  • This waiver applies to all state-subsidized early learning and care programs
  • Fees paid in March will not be credited or refunded
  • This waiver applies to the monthly fee that is based on your family income; Co-pays or additional fees collected by provider are not adjusted by this waiver
  • Family fees will resume July 1, 2020, in accordance with the parent's most recent certification or recertification

We are here to support you during this very difficult time.  If you have any questions please contact your Family Advocate directly. If you do not know your Family Advocate’s direct contact information, please call our main offices and someone will return your call within 24 hours. 

(619) 521-3055 (Mission Valley)

(619) 474-4707 (National City)

(760) 294-5050 (Escondido)

Download the memo in English, Spanish, and Arabic HERE.
 

Update from the California Department of Education and County of San Diego - Provider Payment Guidance 

The California Department of Education (CDE) and County of San Diego has released emergency guidance for Alternative Payment Programs, Foster Bridge Program, and Stage 1 on reimbursement policies during the current COVID-19 state emergency. 

Read the memo:

English | Spanish 


CHILD CARE COMMUNITY UPDATES

We are dedicated to supporting you – San Diego’s child care and early learning providers – through the current public health crisis and response related to the coronavirus and COVID-19.  As such, we will strive to keep you informed of pertinent information from our public leaders by distributing periodic emails and occasional phone calls.  Below you will find regular updates, information and a list of resources. Please feel free to contact us at 619-521-3055 for more information and we will do our best to address your questions and concerns. 

Download the March 21 update memo:

  • State Updates Order to Include Child Care as Essential Service
  • Community Care Licensing Provider Information Notice - Suspension of Annual Inspections

Download the March 20 update memo:

  • Majority of California Residents Ordered to Stay Home, Child Care Allowed to Continue

Download the March 19 update memo:

  • San Diego County’s Amended Health Officer Order Limits Child Care to 10 Children Per Group

Download the March 18 update memo:

  • CRS' response to Governor's Message on School Closure
  • New Guidance on COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Child Care Programs
  • Reminder to Notify Licensing of Closures

Download the March 17 update memo:

  • Recap and answers from Early Care and Education Call with County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, and County of San Diego Public Health officer, Dr. Wilma J. Wooten
  • Recap and answers from Early Care and Education Call with California Community Care Licensing 

ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER - March 18

"Day care must be limited to groups of up to 10 children in the same room and they must remain in same group each day, with the same staff person."

Read the full announcement.



Press Release on Enhanced Child Care

YMCA Childcare Resource Service Providing Enhanced Child Care Referrals to All Local Families Seeking Child Care 

San Diego County families can call 1-800-481-2151 for assistance in finding a licensed provider during crisis; 

Special phone line for health care, first responder, law enforcement and military families: 619-952-0242

Download the full press release.

 


CRS OFFICE CLOSURE

Effective March 17, our CRS offices in Mission Valley, National City, and Escondido will be closed to the public but we are still conducting business via phone and email.

MEMO
To: Families who received subsidized child care
From: Family Support Services

English | Spanish | Arabic

To: Child Care Providers in our Alternative Payment Programs
From: Provider Support Services

English | Spanish

 

For Child Care Professionals: Updates from The California Department of Education 

The California Department of Education (CDE) understands that the field needs answers about how closures will impact payments from the State and other rules around subsidized care. CDE is currently drafting answers to these questions. We will continue to keep you posted with answers.

 

For Child Care Professionals: Other Updates 

If you are planning on closing, please call us at 1-800-481-2151 so we can update our availability list. We will be providing enhanced referrals for all families that are needing care. 

Effective immediately, all child care provider workshops, trainings, or other gatherings where participants will be in small spaces are canceled. This will be in effect until the end of March, and possibly longer, depending on public health guidance. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you. We will make every attempt to reschedule the postponed events as soon as it is safe to do so.

 


 

Ahora más que nunca es increíblemente claro que tan importante es el cuidado infantil para nuestra comunidad. GRACIAS

Con la mayor preocupación acerca de la propagación potencial del coronavirus (COVID-19), y esforzándose para mantener sus programas saludables y prevenir la propagación de gérmenes, estamos compartiendo alguna información importante.

ACTUALIZADO EL 18 DE MARZO 6:4PM

Comunicado de prensa sobre cuidado infantil de calidad.

YMCA Childcare Resources Services proporciona opciones de cuidado infantil a todas las familias locales que lo necesiten

Las familias del condado de San Diego pueden llamar al 1-800-481-2151 para obtener ayuda y encontrar un proveedor con licencia durante la crisis.

Hay una línea telefónica destinada a las familias que tienen miembros trabajando en el sector de la salud, policía, militares y todo el resto de personal de emergencias. Pueden llamar al teléfono 619-952-0242

Descargue el comunicado de prensa completo.

Actualizaciones del Childcare Resource Service:

Si está pensando cerrar, favor de contactarnos al 1-800-481-2151 para poder actualizar nuestra lista de disponibilidad.  Estaremos ofreciendo referencias con la necesidad de cuidado infantil, puede ser que lo contactemos a usted directamente para ver si tiene disponibilidad.

Efectivo inmediatamente, todos los talleres, entrenamientos, u otras reuniones donde los participantes estarán en espacios reducidos quedan cancelados. Esto toma efecto hasta fin de marzo, y la posibilidad de durar más, dependiendo de lo que diga salud pública. Disculpe las inconveniencias que esto pueda causar. Haremos todo lo posible para agendar de nuevo los eventos pospuestos en cuanto sea seguro hacerlo.

 

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