Community Resources for Children

COVID-19 Impact

Not only is the California child care industry at risk of financial collapse, many providers and their families are facing serious health risks. This survey finds that 63% of open child care programs would not survive a closure of one month or longer.

Emergency Fund

Community Resources for Children is providing wrap-around support for 62 home-based child care providers in Napa County in the form of $1,000-$2,500 stipends to help offset losses due to decreased enrollment and increased costs related to safety and health requirements.

Additionally, all home-based child care providers in Napa County will have access to cleaning and sanitation supplies; guidance on re-opening child care homes and centers; bilingual webinars on self-care, and supporting social-emotional health of children; and access to local food, mental health, and financial assistance resources.

Timing is Everything: Enhancing Comprehensive Services in Family Child Care with Early Head Start Partnerships

During the COVID-19 pandemic, home-based child care (HBCC) has remained open, struggling to respond to increased child and family needs and new health, safety, and business challenges. Meeting the physical, mental, social, and economic needs of children, families, and providers has never been more pressing; new attention and funding are needed to ensure that home-based providers can fully participate in and support access to these critical services.

The Aunt Bees of America

During her convention speech last week, Senator Elizabeth Warren, sitting in a now closed child care center, spoke about the critical role informal, home-based child care played in her story. She spoke about her Aunt Bee, who stepped in to take care of Warren’s children when she was juggling a full-time teaching job in Texas.

Wisconsin Early Childhood Association