COVID-19: Human Resources

Q & A: Childcare Resources

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Our staff needs help with childcare. What resources are available?

All levels of government are working on childcare solutions for health care workers. Currently, the following resources are available:

  1. The state has developed a portal for parents seeking information about child care. This tool  allows the user to enter their zip code and see a list of childcare options specific to their area.
  2. Per the Governor’s April 4 Executive Order, the California Department of Education has expanded its state-subsidized early learning and care programs to allow some health care workers to qualify. Income eligibility is prioritized.

  3. The Department of Social Services issued a waiver for hospital-sponsored childcare licensing to allow hospitals to provide on-site childcare.
  4. There are numerous resources in the Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) region. Details are available on the HASC website.
  5. In San Diego County, health care workers have access to Emergency Child Care Vouchers as well as a free, dedicated referral service that offers receive real-time assistance in locating a child care provider based on family needs.  More information on currently available resources in the region can be found at the Hospital Association of San Diego & Imperial Counties website  or YMCA Childcare Resource Service.

6. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act gave California $340 million for essential worker childcare subsidies. The Legislature must take action so that the money may be distributed. CHA has requested that the money be available for a variety of childcare provider options, from childcare centers to in-home care by a family member. (5/1)