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Early Learning and Care COVID-19 Resources


COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Early Learning and Care Programs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Main Web Page

The Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD) has established a dedicated email address to receive public inquiries related to ELCD programs and emergency concerns: ELCDEmergency@cde.ca.gov.

FY 2020-21 FAQs for ELC Programs (Updated 23-Nov-2020)

FY 2019-20 FAQs for ELC Programs (Updated 16-Jun-2020)

Management Bulletins

The Early Learning and Care Division has created Management Bulletins (MB) to provide guidance and directives to early learning and care contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Webinars

Other Resources

Guidance for State of Emergency Situations (March 2020)

In addition to Management Bulletins, the ELCD will continue to release guidance and answers to frequently asked questions below.

The California Department of Education (CDE) is following the guidance of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and directives from the Administration. For the latest information, please go to the CDPH News Releases 2020 Page External link opens in new window or tab. and the CDPH COVID-19 Updates Page External link opens in new window or tab..

The ELCD continues to recommend programs consult with local county public health authorities when making decisions that impact families. In addition, the ELCD recommends programs consult closure guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

Helpful Links

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Office of Tribal Affairs COVID-19 Information External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) Provider Information Notices (PINs) External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Education (CDE) and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Guidance for schools regarding the Coronavirus External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) External link opens in new window or tab.

California Department of Social Services (CDSS) External link opens in new window or tab.

California Child Care Resource and Referral Network (CCCRRN) External link opens in new window or tab.

Local Planning Council (LPC) Contact Page

Center for Disease Control (CDC) External link opens in new window or tab.

Responsive Early Education for Young Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness (PDF)

Questions:   Early Learning & Care Division | ELCDEmergency@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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