NEW Financial Assistance with Child Care for Essential Workers

NEW Financial Assistance with Child Care for Essential Workers2020-05-05T16:04:16+00:00

Financial assistance for emergency child care now available for essential workers and children at-risk during COVID19-pandemic


Child Development Resources of Ventura County, Incorporated (CDR) is announcing the availability of financial assistance for emergency child care 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.

Families who meet these requirements may begin the application process online at, or, by calling the CDR referral hotline at (805) 485-7878, ext. 470.


Eligible for enrollment includes:

  1. At-Risk populations including children at-risk of abuse, neglect, or exploitation; children eligible through Emergency Child Care Bridge Program for Foster Children; families experiencing homelessness, or children of domestic violence survivors.
  2. Essential workers who not able to work remotely. Both parents must be essential workers to qualify. Review the list of Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.
  3. Families with children with disabilities or special health care needs whose IEPs and IFSPs include ELC services.


If you’re eligible for emergency child care, there is a simple two-page application you must fill-out.



If you need help with filling-out the application, or, have any questions, please contact CDR staff at (805) 485-7878, ext. 470.