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.

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Special Series: Navigating the Stimulus from Gary Romano of Civitas Strategies

The strain it has put on all of you is only matched by the strain it has put on your businesses, pushing you to the breaking point in many cases. The good news is that much needed help has arrived. A new stimulus bill was signed on December 27th, 2020. There are some familiar programs like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as well as some old ones that are being implemented in new ways, like the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).
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Pandemic Prompts Oklahoma Policymakers to Expand Access to Child Care

Kith.care, a new online platform opens doors for access to quality child care providers.
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Home-Based Child Care Providers Need Improved Access to Federal Loans Now

Home Grown’s program succeeded in helping some home-based providers access PPP funds, but many were shut out of this public funding in a time of crisis.