Quality Care for Children

COVID-19 Impact

A NAEYC survey reported in April 2020 that 61% of child care programs were completely closed in Georgia. Of providers who are still open, 85% were operating at less than 25% capacity.

Emergency Fund

Quality Care for Children will be able to increase their resources to support family child care providers as part of the PAACT Fund for Quality Stabilization, a city-wide alliance focused on improving outcomes for birth to age five populations in Atlanta. To ensure the network of family child care homes for low-income families have the financial resources they need to weather the crisis and reopen, they are providing 30-40 providers grants of $6,000-$8,000.

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Valuing and Including FFN Care in Early Childhood Systems

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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).