Childcare Needed for Essential Workers

by Placerville Newswire / Apr 26, 2020 / comments

[Dina Gentry, EDCOE]

The Early Care & Education Planning Council is leading El Dorado County’s emergency childcare response and is recruiting for the Care Corps. - a care option for essential employees in need of support with child care. Currently, the childcare supply is sufficient to support our essential workers, as COVID-19 has not spread through El Dorado County at a significant level and many programs remain open and able to care for more children. 

The El Dorado County Emergency Childcare Task Force Care Corp is recruiting individuals with early education experience who are currently fingerprint cleared with another agency or can become fingerprint cleared. These individuals will be able to care for the child or children of one essential worker. Currently, there are enough childcare programs available, but should conditions change or individual options be necessary, they are recruiting for Care Corps. As a Care Corps member, you would be included on a list of potential support. If interested, contact Jenna Knight at jknight@edcoe.org or Choices for Children at (530) 676-0707.

“Essential workers are providing critical supports for our community, and we want to ensure that they are able to access reliable, high-quality childcare they need during this challenging time.” Elizabeth Blakemore, Director of Early Learning and Family Support at the El Dorado County Office of Education and child care workgroup team lead to El Dorado Emergency Operation Center.

This effort is made possible through strong partnerships with Choices for Children, First 5 El Dorado, Head Start and State Preschools, Boys & Girls Club and EDCOE Charter Extended Day.