NCCA wanted to take a moment and salute you, the first responders of Early Care and Education. Many of our parents need your services in order to perform their essential responsibilities. Do what you can to take care of yourselves and your staff during this stressful and unprecedented time.
Knowing that each day brings different questions and challenges regarding COVID-19 we are pleased to refer you to Child Care Aware of America’s website at www.childcareaware.org. They are providing the latest information to help families, child care providers, and policymakers navigate this uncharted territory. At NCCA we have reviewed many resources and found this one to be the most comprehensive and best organized, allowing for quick references on a variety of topics regarding this matter.
Of course, we are also available to assist you so please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-877-537-6222.
While we know you are very busy dealing with all of the demands in your day to day operation we want to be sure and draw your attention to the need to TAKE ACTION in telling Members of Congress to support the childcare and early learning system in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201) . This is easily done on the www.childcareaware.org website under the heading TAKE ACTION. It is imperative that everyone RAISE THEIR VOICE to ensure that child care providers are protected from economic crisis and closure, and help provide continuity of care for children and families at this time. It literally just takes a few minutes to do this and you cannot afford to not do it.
Cindy Lehnhoff, Director of the National Child Care Association