Today, Calif. Governor Gavin Newsom announced a new portal to help parents, including essential workers, find safe, reliable and accessible child care options.
This announcement builds on previous executive action the Governor has taken to expand child care subsidies and after-school programs for essential workers.
The new portal is available at covid19.ca.gov/childcare and enables parents to enter their location and the type of care they need, instantly receiving a list of local center-based and family child care programs.
The list of open licensed child care programs will include health and safety information, age of children accepted, capacity, availability, hours, and contact information for the program and local Child Care Resource and Referral agency.
The Child Care Resource and Referral agencies can answer general questions, including those about child care subsidies.