On Monday, March 23, 2020, Gov. Inslee issued a stay-at-home order. For complete details and to watch his address, click here.
The COVID-19 situation is changing daily. Child Care Aware of Washington is here to support you and the children and families you serve.
K-12 school and workplace closures are impacting children, families and providers. Our Family Center is tracking both provider closures and openings so we can provide accurate referrals to families seeking care. Call 1-800-446-1114 if:
- Your child care facility closes.
- Your child care facility has openings. You will be asked about the age(s) you can serve and whether you take Working Connections Child Care subsidy.
Our Family Center is fully staffed and operational. We are ready to assist you and any families that call us seeking care.
All child care professionals in Washington are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. WA COVID Vaccine Finder is a good place to find vaccination appointments.
Providing school-age child care because many K-12 school districts have moved to remote learning? We can help. Check out our resources for caring for school age children.
Here are some good resources and potential financial supports that can help child care small businesses.
Washington State Unemployment Benefits and Paid Leave – COVID-19 benefits for businesses and employees
Layoff assistance – Employment Security Department
Unemployment benefits for employees and relief of benefit charges for employers – additional supports for small businesses
Washington Health Plan Finder – Health insurance
COVID-19 Paid Family and Medical Leave – Employment Security Department
Washington Business Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic – Washington State Department of Revenue
Grants for small businesses – Washington State Department of Commerce
Possible deferred business taxes and waivers of penalties for businesses affected by COVID-19
Governor’s list of business resources for businesses affected by COVID-19
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families – COVID-19 Updates – answers to questions regarding subsidy payments, ECEAP needs and more
Washington State Coronavirus Response – multiple state resources, links, information and more
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction – information about K-12 school closures
Washington Governor Inslee’s Office – latest updates, resources and information regarding disease spread, official instructions and closures
COVID-19 Impacts on Insurance – Office of the Insurance Commissioner
COVID-19 Resources for Immigrants – OneAmerica
Business supports and resources – Association of Washington Business
Small, emergency cash payments to those not eligible for other programs – Department of Social and Health Services
- City of Seattle
- City of Spokane – multiple resources for small businesses
Interim Guidance for Child Care Programs – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – Newly updated March 1
Guía interina para los administradores de programas de cuidados infantiles – Centros para el control y la prevención de enfermedades
COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans – U.S. Small Business Administration
Low-interest loans for small businesses – U.S. Small Business Administration
Guide and checklist for applying for Small Business Administration loans – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Advice for Nonprofits – Nonprofit Quarterly
How to Talk to Children About COVID-19
Information About Racial Disparities and COVID-19