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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Valuing and Including FFN Care in Early Childhood Systems

As we collectively see, learn, and support FFN caregivers, we will better value and include these essential caregivers and the children and families they serve in early childhood systems. With new federal investments, now is the time to embark on this journey to make our system more inclusive and equitable.
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Special Series: The PPP Extension and Home-Based Child Care By Gary Romano Civitas Strategies

If you haven’t received a PPP, it is a great time to get in on the program before it ends. The application for a first time PPP is straightforward and forgiveness (the process of removing the debt so you can keep the funds) is easier than ever. The PPP deadline has been extending until May 31, 2021.
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Special Series: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave By Gary Romano Civitas Strategies

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Leave provides home-based child care providers with the opportunity to receive funds that can support them with expenses needed to run their organizations. There are two programs through which home-based child care providers can provide this leave: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family & Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA).