April 9, 2020

Children of Families in Agriculture Prioritized for Child Care Services in Calif.

In response to Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent Executive Order allowing for the reopening of state-subsidized before and after school child care facilities for essential workers, the Calif. Department of Education (CDE) issued a Management Bulletin prioritizing children of workers in the food and agriculture industry.

Farm workers and others in agriculture will now have priority in arranging for child care during work hours.

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic, Western Growers raised the issue of child care for essential workers to the Newsom Administration.

Click here to read the full CDE Management Bulletin on emergency child care for essential workers. 

Additionally, the California Department of Social Services has released guidance on social and physical distancing for providers of child care.

Click here to read the full Executive Order.