Parent and Caregiver Resources

WAIVER TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE FOR LIFE SUSTAINING PERSONNEL

Governor Wolf recognizes the importance of caring for the children of life-sustaining personnel, which is why the Office of Child Development and Early Learning created the Exemption to Operate During Temporary Closure waiver for child care programs.

To see a list of child care programs operating on a waiver, visit the Department of Human Services’ COVID-19 Resources Child Care Centers Map.

Family Child Care Homes and Group Child Care Homes operating in a residence are permitted to remain open without a waiver and operate at their own discretion.


EARLY LEARNING RESOURCE CENTERS CAN HELP!

ELRCs can help working families by assisting them in finding open child cares with waivers in your area.

ELRCs can assist families with applying for CCW (child care subsidy) or finding  other community resources they may need during this time, such as food pantries.

Locate your ELRC at www.raiseyourstar.org


Talking with children about Coronavirus Disease 2019: Messages for parents, school staff, and others working with children.


How to talk with our children about the Coronavirus

Video produced by Humanity Crew


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We know parents are struggling to balance work, child care and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone.


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