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General Newsletter: Coronavirus Updates


What's the official word from your state about child care closures? Use our up-to-date interactive map for information on statewide closures. Learn where to find state-specific accommodations. Also available in Spanish.

Map: Child Care for Essential Workers during Coronavirus Outbreak

Map in partnership with Yale professors

Today, three and a half million healthcare workers need child care for their children. For them and other essential workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, child care is vitally important.

CCAoA has partnered with Yale University to promote a new interactive map that shows the current child care needs of essential workers in the U.S. 

Explore the Map

Recommendations to Policymakers in Response to Coronavirus


What can lawmakers do to ensure that child care programs can weather the growing public health and economic crisis? Read CCAoA's specific policy recommendations.

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Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions from Child Care Providers & Families


Will I still receive payments from the state/CCDBG if I am forced to close my child care program?

Where can I take my children if they are sick (but not with coronavirus)? Is there sick child care in my area? 

Read our response to those and other frequently asked questions from providers and parents about coronavirus and its impact on child care.

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When Should I Close My Child Care Program? A Coronavirus Flowchart

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You're a provider. Your state has closed all K-12 schools, but has not issued an order for child care programs to close. Should you shut down, or remain open?

This flowchart can help you decide. It's also available in a downloadable PDF.

See the Flowchart

Email Your Members of Congressand Ask Them to Support Child Care




Webinar: CACFP during COVID 19: New USDA Flexibilities Offer Program Options

Tuesday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. EDT

CCAoA has partnered with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) on an upcoming webinar to share about new flexibilities designed to support CACFP providers, programs, and sponsors in offering access to nutritious meals for children in the current COVID-19 public health emergency. The  USDA will explain the new waivers allowing CACFP sites to make adjustments to normal operating rules. 

Register Now

Find all coronavirus updates and resources here.

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