Frequently Used Childcare Resources
|Avid4Adventure Staff Members Available: Avid4Adventure camp staff members, from across the U.S., including Adams County, are volunteering to provide various levels of childcare. This effort is not throughAvid4 Adventure but is spearheaded by their staff who want to make a difference in their communities.|
|Care.com - Three Months of Free, Premium Access for Frontline Workers: Care.com is providing three months of free, premium access to support your important service to the community at this difficult time.|
|Childcare Programs Open and Accepting Children during COVID-19: These programs are open and accepting new children during this time. Please contact the program to see if they have an opening for your child’s age and the cost.|
|Emergency Childcare Collaborative: This FAQ is designed for those interested in the programmatic details of the Emergency Child Care Collaborative. Questions and answers may be changed and updated daily as new information becomes available. The newest updates will be listed on the link provided. Please check back frequently for updates.|
|Map of Early Childcare Providers: Local childcare providers responded to a survey and answered questions regarding whether they are open or closed and their capacity.|
|My Nanny Solution: My Nanny Solution is owned and operated by the childcare providers. They started the co-op to be able to do the work that they love, while also to create living wage jobs to provide for their own families, since they are all mothers themselves. All of their member nannies have received extensive childcare training to provide the highest quality of care for infants, toddlers, and children.All My Nanny Solution care providers are mothers certified in First Aid, CPR, Baby Care and more so you can rest assured your children have the best care available.|
|PEAK: Resources to connect low-income families with child care.|
Childcare Provider Resources
|Childcare Decision Tool: The purpose of this tool is to assist directors and administrators in making (re)opening decisions regarding child care programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is important to check with state and local health officials and other partners to determine the most appropriate actions while adjusting to meet the unique needs and circumstances of the local community.|
|Childcare Provider Survey: This survey allows childcare providers to give input on whether they are open or closed and what their capacity is at this time.|
|Childcare Provider - Informational Survey: This survey assesses available capacity in center-based, in-home and private child care options, to help provide backup childcare for essential personnel during the COVID-19 situation.|
|Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility: This CDC article lists everyday steps for cleaning, steps when someone is sick, and considerations for employers.|
|Disaster Loan Assistance for Small Businesses: Apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration website.|
|FEMA Baby Supplies: Baby supply distribution centers.|
|Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open: These additional considerations are intended to provide guidance for a range of child care programs that remain open, including: Family child care programs, also known as home-based child care; Pre-K (Pre-kindergarten) programs at private and public schools; Head Start and Early Head Start programs; Private child care centers; Temporary child care centers operated by municipalities for the children of essential service providers, such as first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and other industries where a parent cannot stay home; and Child care centers that partner with healthcare facilities to support healthcare workers who need child care. This information should be used in conjunction with CDC’s guidance for administrators of child care programs and K-12 schools. This guidance does not supersede applicable federal, state, and local laws and policies for child care programs.General Preparedness and Planning Information found on this site includes social distancing strategies, parent drop-off and pickup procedures, child screening recommendations, cleaning and disinfecting, caring for infants and toddlers, healthy hand hygiene behavior, guidance for food preparation and meal service, information about vulnerable/high risk groups and other pertinent resources.|
|How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering: The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. This article explains best practices of wearing masks and also provides examples of how to make your own.|
Policy & Legislative Updates
Adams County CCAP Memo: Due to COVID-19 Adams County CCAP has received direction and approval from CCCAP and Adams County Administration to allow additional absences to be paid out from Adams County. To ease the financial hardship and uncertainty that our providers and families are currently facing we want to continue to be supportive. Adams County will pay out up to 17 absences for the month of March 2020, up to 22 absences for April 2020 and up to 22 absences for May 2020. Manual Claims will not need to be submitted to Adams County for payment issuance for these absences, as the system will pay out automatically through ATS CCCAP weekly payments. However, please remember it is extremely important to reconcile payment to payment summaries and notify the county in a timely manner if payment is not correct. Adams County manual claims can be emailed to AdamsCCAPProviders@adcogov.org. We greatly appreciated your patience during this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything you need so that we may continue to support you. Thanks for all you continue to do for CCCAP families, we truly appreciate you and your staff. Please refer to www.coloradoofficeofearlychildhood.com for more information and updates on the COVID-19.
|Colorado Executive Order that includes Childcare Programs: Colorado Governor Jared Polis enacted an executive order that suspends childcare operations for all public and private elementary and secondary schools in Colorado, including public preschools on public school campuses.|
Press Release // Emergency Child Care Extended to All Essential Workers in Colorado: Today the Collaborative announced that, beginning immediately, the state will extend a full tuition credit to all essential workers identified in Updated Public Health Order 20-24 issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. This 100% tuition credit will provide child care to all essential workers until May 17. The list of essential workers who will be covered by this care, as outlined in the order, includes:
State of Colorado 'Stay-At-Home' Mandate: There have been a number of executive orders and public health orders released by Governor Jared Polis this month and the legal language used can be hard to understand. The State has provided this information, written for the rest of us, about what they mean and who is affected. To review the actual order (including a list of critical businesses), click here.
Current Colorado Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) Enrollee Resources
Adams County CCAP: Due to COVID-19, Adams County CCAP has received direction and approval from CCAP and Adams County Administration to allow additional absences to be paid out from Adams County. To ease the financial hardship and uncertainty that our providers and families are currently facing we want to continue to be supportive.
Adams County will pay out up to 17 absences for the month of March 2020, up to 22 absences for April 2020, and up to 22 absences for May 2020.
Manual Claims will not need to be submitted to Adams County for payment issuance for these absences, as the system will pay out automatically through ATS CCCAP weekly payments. However, please remember it is extremely important to reconcile payment-to-payment summaries and notify the county in a timely manner if payment is not correct.
Adams County manual claims can be emailed to AdamsCCAPProviders@adcogov.org. We greatly appreciated your patience during this difficult time. Please let us know if there is anything you need so that we may continue to support you.
Thanks for all you continue to do for CCCAP families, we truly appreciate you and your staff. Please refer to the Colorado Office of Early Childhood for more information and updates on the COVID-19 public health crisis.