The Critical Work of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies During COVID-19

By Laurie Rackas on July 01, 2020

 

Topics: Business Operations for CCR&Rs, Coronavirus

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Reviewing State Policies: Support For Families During COVID-19

By Diane Girouard on June 25, 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.  

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

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Reviewing State Policies: Protecting Health and Safety

By Diane Girouard on June 22, 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.  

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

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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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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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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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