Reviewing State Policies: Supporting Financial Stability for Providers

By Diane Girouard on June 18, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the vital role child care plays for millions of children and families, especially for those who work on the front lines of the crisis. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is also underscoring the precariousness of high-quality, affordable, and accessible child care – the result of years of underinvestment in the system.

State policies play an important role in exacerbating or mitigating these factors.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Policy & Advocacy, Coronavirus

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Millions May Miss Out on Economic Impact Payments: How to Help

By Jennifer Drake on June 16, 2020

If you filed a tax return in 2018 or 2019 or if you receive Social Security, Railroad Retirement, or certain Veterans benefits, you likely received an Economic Impact Payment (“EIP” also known as a “stimulus check”) automatically in the form of a direct deposit, paper check, or debit card.  

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Policy & Advocacy, News

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Conducting Child Care Program Visits During COVID-19

By Holly Nett on June 12, 2020

CCR&R staff play a key role in supporting caregivers in child care programs during the response and recovery phases. In-person visits have traditionally been an essential aspect of providing support services to child care providers, yet during the COVID-19 recovery phase these visits have likely been suspended in an effort to ensure the protection of children, caregivers, families and CCR&R staff. Organizations that offer in-person support visits should consult with the local and state health departments before reintroducing this service.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Health & Safety, Coronavirus

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Trying to Find the Words...

By Lynette Fraga, Ph.D. on June 11, 2020

Over the past week, I have been inspired by the eloquent words of so many of my colleagues across our field who are also committed to the health and promise of each and every child, individual, family and community.   

Topics: Health & Safety, News

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3 Major Changes to the Paycheck Protection Program

By Jennifer Drake on June 08, 2020

On June 4, 2020, three major changes were made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness program to make it more flexible and less burdensome for borrowers to receive full loan forgiveness. These changes apply to new borrowers and those who already received their loan, and should make it easier for PPP loan recipients to have their loan completely forgiven by the Small Business Association. This added flexibility is particularly helpful for businesses that are still not fully operational.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Coronavirus

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No Child Care Means No Recovery

By Anne Hedgepeth on June 05, 2020


In the wake of the coronavirus, child care is facing serious challenges. While the field has come together to ensure public health guidance is followed, that care is available for frontline personnel, and that additional reopening of the sector is approached appropriately, more is needed to ensure that child care programs, both center-based and family child care, survive in the long term.

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Family & Community Engagement, Policy & Advocacy, Best Practices

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