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
Find Child Care Now
We are available to help Westchester parents find child care and have assembled a list of open programs, linked below. If you would like a more personalized referral service based on your family’s needs, please call 914-761-3456 x140 and leave a message. This service is FREE. For first responders and health care workers, we will take the additional steps of verifying openings at up to three providers/programs, to save you some time.
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.
Federal Help for Child Care Funding
If you need information about PPP Loan Forgiveness Strategies review this presentation by Shira Leibowitz, Ph.D., CEO of Discovery Village in Tarrytown. Once again, this is for informational purposes only; you should contact an attorney for advice.
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.