Cleaning and Supplies for Child Care Providers
Resources are now available for childcare providers open or about to open for essential workers and children at-risk during the COVID19-pandemic
Child Development Resources of Ventura County, Incorporated (CDR) is announcing the availability resources for Cleaning and Supplies for Childcare Providers (CSCP) that open or intend to open for essential workers and at-risk populations.
Essential workers include, but are not limited to, health care providers, caregivers, first responders, farm workers, social workers, and more. At-risk populations, include, but are not limited to, children that are receiving child protective services or who have been deemed to be at risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and families experiencing homelessness.
Funds are being awarded by California Department of Education, Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD). Funds are to be used for CSCP supplies and services which include:
- Cleansers and sanitizers
- Masks, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Labor costs associated with additional time for cleaning or cleaning services
- Supplies including instructional materials necessary to implement social distancing and other reasonable health and safety costs associated with responding to state and local health official COVID-19 guidance
Child Care providers will have the following options:
- Receive a reimbursement for expenses from March 4, 2020 to the present
- Receive funds to purchase CSCP supplies or cleaning services
- Receive CSCP supplies from CDR
Funds and resources will be awarded on a first come first service basis. For reimbursement, providers will receive $65.89 per child up to the licensed capacity. For example, if the providers licensed capacity is 14 children then the maximum amount will be $65.89 X 14 = $922.46. For License-Exempt, the maximum amount will be based on children served in a subsidy program at the time.
CDR is in the process of securing PPE and cleaning supplies in bulk. Further information will be forth coming regarding the delivery and the distribution soon.
Eligible for resources includes:
- Providers currently open or intend to reopen during the COVID-19 emergency. Providers may be either licensed providers, license-exempt center, or home-based providers and are not required to serve children receiving subsidies.
- Any providers that are not open at the time of being awarded CSCP resources must self-certify that they will reopen and provide the R&R agency with the expected date of reopening. Additionally, providers can receive the CSCP resource through only one R&R and may not access them more than once unless the R&R has additional funding and resources left after the first round and makes the resources available again.
Providers who meet these requirements may begin the application process online at cdrv.org, or, by calling the CDR referral hotline at (805) 485-7878, ext. 512.
- If eligible for resources, there is a simple two-page application you must fill-out. If you are requesting direct reimbursement for purchases, please fill in the second page and provide necessary documentation with the application to expedite your payment.
- You can email the forms to email@example.com or drop off the documents at our office in the drop-box in from of building 211.
Additional Resources and Information
The California Department of Industrial Relations Division of Occupational Safety and Health released the Safety & Health Guidance: COVID-19 Infection Prevention in Childcare Programs, which offers additional guidance and can be found at https://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Infection-Prevention-in-Childcare-Programs-Guidance.pdf.
The California Childcare Health Program offers a Health and Safety Manual, which is located at https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/cchp-health-and-safety-checklist-users-manual and Checklist, which is located at https://cchp.ucsf.edu/content/cchp-health-and-safety-checklist-users-manual. These are associated with the Caring for Our Children national health and safety performance standards and guidelines for early care and education programs located at https://nrckids.org/CFOC , which includes guidance on Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting at https://nrckids.org/CFOC/Database/22.214.171.124 and Prevention of Exposure to Body Fluids located at https://nrckids.org/CFOC/Database/126.96.36.199.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) offers a page of guidance for the following: For Child Care Programs That Remain Open located at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-childcare.html#clean and Interim Guidance for Administrators of US K-12 Schools and Child Care Programs located at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/guidance-for-schools.html . CDC also has a guide on How to Clean and Disinfect Schools with information relevant to early learning and care providers which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/cleaning_disinfecting_schools.pdf.
If you need help with filling-out the application, or, have any questions, please contact CDR staff at (805) 485-7878, ext. 512.