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State COVID-19 Resources 


The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has launched the web-based COVID-19 Early Care and Education Toolkit. The toolkit is designed as a resource to help early care and education programs – centers and family child care homes – respond to COVID-19. Guidance documents, templates and answers to frequently asked questions have been selected from local, state and national resources. The toolkit is intended as a one-stop for early care and education programs to manage community mitigation at your sites and report COVID-19 cases if and when they occur. 

Click Here for COVID-19 Guidance for Early Learning and Care Programs - California Department of Education. ELCD has established a web page where you can access recently approved Management Bulletins that provide guidance and directives to the early learning and care contractors, guidance for State of Emergency Situations, and other helpful links.

CDC Guidance for Schools and Child Care Programs- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Social Services-Child Care Licensing Updates:  All of the recent Provider Information Notice (PIN) Summary’s for child care facility licensees and providers related to COVID-19 updates can be found here.

Coronavirus Resources for Early Childhood Professionals to Help Infant and Toddlers - Zero to Three 

Mental Health and Coping During a Pandemic - Zero to Three: Thrive 

Healthy Issues Information on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Healthy Children

Economic Relief Resources 

Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Immediately Available to Child Care Providers -  First Five Years Fund SBA

COVID- 19 Relief Fund Fact Sheet - First Five Years

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act - Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Emergency loans small business guide and checklist in English and in Spanish - U.S. Chamber of Commerce 

Finding a lender that is accepting PPP applications - U.S. Small Business Administration 

SBA Explainer and Unemployment Compensation Explainer 

Los Angeles County and Local COVID-19 Resources 

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LADPH) has issued new guidelines specifically for ECE providers supporting essential workers during COVID-19. To find a complete list of essential workers click here

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Guidance for Early Childhood Education Providers - click here

Further information that may be of interest can be found on the LADPH website. Go to for guidance for parents of young children, cleaning guidelines, and other resources that may be of use.

Coronavirus Resources for Early Educators - Quality Start Los Angeles 

COVID 19 Resources - Early Childhood Education - L.A. County Office of Education 

Covid-19 Los Angeles County Community Resources:  This list provides a variety of resources across LA County.

SoCal School District-FREE Meal List:  This article provides links to all of the Southern California school districts and information about their FREE meal distribution programs to ensure all enrolled students still have access even during school closures.

County of Los Angeles: Food Resources: The County of Los Angeles has set up a website focused on ensuring those who need it have access to food, either in the form of meals or vouchers to purchase food.