DELCO Child Care COVID Support
Reducing child care costs in Delaware County
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COVID-19 has created unexpected financial difficulties for both families and Early Childhood Education (ECE) Programs. Families found themselves with unexpected child care costs while schools were closed, transitioned to online, or when families' employment status changed. Meanwhile, ECE Programs found themselves with unexpected costs needed to maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for children, suffered from staffing shortages, and experienced unpredictable enrollment rates. This support was created to help both families and ECE Programs. CCPN worked closely with the Delaware County Council, ELRC 15, and the Delaware County Women’s Commission, and other county and community agencies to develop this support.