Information and Resources re: the Covid-19 Pandemic
how you can help
Please consider a donation to the Child Care Council. We are on the front lines of Westchester’s response to this national emergency – helping essential workers find child care and providers to remain healthy and operational. Your contribution would allow us to allocate resources where they are needed most.
GUIDE TO CHILD CARE DURING COVID-19
The health and safety of your child is your top priority. Ensuring your child is safe in child care during the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging. Here are some guidelines your child care provider should be following to help keep your child safe. Click Here for Parent’s Guide during the COVID-19 Pandemic or Click Here for Parent’s Checklist for care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find Child Care Now
We are available to help Westchester parents find child care. View the Child Care Map and then call the Referral Department at 914-761-3456 x140 for a personalized referral service based on your family’s needs. This service is FREE. For first responders and health care workers, we will take the additional step of verifying openings of three providers/programs, to save you some time.
Para ver un mapa de cuidado infantil en español, haga clic aquí O llame al consejo de cuidado infantil para obtener ayuda 914-761-3456 ext 122
Help paying for Child Care
Learning and Entertainment Resources
Many parents and caretakers are now in the position to entertain and educate children at home. The Council’s child care and professional development specialists have been reviewing online content and have cultivated a list of good resources. Click here to download.
For child care providers
Distribution of diapers and hand sanitizer
Diapers and hand sanitizer are in high demand, and we are working to procure these products for child care programs. If you are in need, please click here to submit a request. A Council employee will contact you via email to confirm your appointment to pick up the item(s) at the Council office.
Notice: Face Masks Required in Child Care Settings; Employers Must Provide to Employees
Essential businesses must procure, fashion, or otherwise obtain face coverings and provide such coverings to employees who directly interact with the public during the course of their work at no-cost to the employee. Learn more.