The Learning Policy Institute recently shared a blog post written by Research Analyst and Policy Advisor, Hanna Melnick. The post shares important information about why high quality child care is important for healthy development and the economy with telling statistics that reveal how fragile our child care system really is. Check out this article to find few highlights.
The Small Business Administration has just issued an application and instructions on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. In this post you will find the application and instructions for borrowers.
NAEYC recently published an article addressing some big concerns for child care professionals who are looking at reopening as shelter-in-place orders are lifted. The article notes that “our nation’s early childhood education programs have been navigating structural cracks and financial cliffs for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has made these cracks and cliffs unavoidable, putting our programs into free fall. If our economy is to recover, it will require a reimagined approach to financing and structuring the systems that support high-quality child care.”
An article published in The Almanac on May 6, written by Angela Schwartz, shares personal accounts from local early learning professionals who are desperately trying to make ends meet as COVID-19 continues. The article highlights the thin margins and other struggles experienced by early learning programs well before the pandemic, noting that operating has become increasingly difficult as shelter-in-place orders have continued.
Marketplace recently shared a telling article about the struggles of parents and child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The article shares personal stories of parents who are making tough decisions about how to support their children’s caregivers. While, caregivers who are hoping to re-open when shelter in place orders are lifted, have had to survive on fractions of their typical income.
Spring 2020 Quarterly Updates have been published and are available on the Community Care Licensing website. This edition focuses on the current COVID-19 Pandemic and highlights the resources you will find helpful during these challenging times.
On April 30th, Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new portal to help parents, including essential workers and vulnerable families, find safe, reliable and accessible child care options. By typing in their zip code, families will be able to see childcare centers and homes that are currently open, their capacity, licensing history, and other useful information for choosing care.
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University recently shared an infographic that explains the basics of what COVID-19 is, and what it can mean for stress levels in both children and the adults who care for them. It offers solutions to help caregivers ensure that both they and the children they care for don’t experience long-term effects of stress, and also explains how all of us as a society can work to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our fellow community members, both now and in the future.
Do you own or work in a child care program that has been open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic? Are you having trouble finding the supplies necessary to keep your business open? Community Care Licensing recently shared guidelines for how programs that are open for emergency child care can approach stores to make bulk purchases and order critical supplies.
Looking for more information and support in navigating SBA loan options? NAEYC recently hosted a webinar entitled, Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options. A recording and slides from the webinar are available on the NAEYC website in English and in Spanish.
¿Buscando más información y apoyo para navegar las opciones de préstamos de SBA? La NAEYC presentó recientemente un Webinar llamado Páguese, pague a su personal y pague sus cuentas: Ayudando a los Programas de Cuidados Infantiles a entender y navegar las opciones de préstamos del SBA. La grabación y las diapositivas del Webinar están disponibles en la página Web de NAEYC en íngles y en español.