Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic
This is a very difficult time we are all currently facing throughout the nation. As a valued member of NJAEYC we are committed to keeping you informed of changes affecting you and the field of early childhood education.
NEW! CLICK HERE to Read a letter from NJAEYC to Governor Murphy: Save Child Care to Save Our Economy.
Are You An Emergency Childcare Center?
We Want to Hear From You!
Thank you for working on the front lines to keep children and their families safe during this pandemic. We want to support you throughout this difficult time and continue to advocate on your behalf. Please complete this short survey so that we may understand your current experiences and better support you and your work. The more we know, the more we can communicate to local, state and national policymakers about what’s needed to protect and support child care programs in New Jersey! CLICK HERE to take the survey.
NJAEYC Recommends the following
Useful Links for Moving Forward:
CLICK HERE for details of Emergency Funding Resources that Child Care Providers can Use Now.
CLICK HERE for details concerning the NJ Pandemic Relief Fund. NJPRF will provide grants to existing organizations with a demonstrated track record of caring for vulnerable communities. One hundred percent of donations received online by NJPRF will be used to fight the medical, social, and economic impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey’s most vulnerable, supporting organizations that provide essential services, and aiding those on the front line of the pandemic.
Back in March, ACNJ conducted a survey to evaluate the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the child care community to date. To address the concerns raised, we held multiple Q&As with leading authorities to help navigate the resources available to the child care community. Here is a list of questions from the surveys and Q&As, as well as emails, conversations with members in the community and information found on the New Jersey Child Care for COVID-19 website. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD NJ CHILDCARE SUBSIDIES FAQ.
CHILD CARE SUBSIDY PAYMENTS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE END OF MAY. All child care providers, including family child care, that are closed, regardless of whether directed by their local Health department, Town Executive Order or chose to close as a precaution, will continue to receive payments through the child care subsidy program for March, April and May, based on the number of enrolled subsidy children as of March 1st. CLICK HERE for more information, or CLICK HERE to contact the Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies.
IS YOUR CHILD IN CRISIS? Click here to explore resources from the Department of Children and Families’ Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC). It is our goal to remind families that social distancing shouldn’t mean social isolation and that help is just a phone call away.
Our Fragile Child Care ‘System’ May Be About to Shatter: Click here to read the Hetchingreport article by
NJAEYC Recommends the following
Resources for Navigating SBA Loan Options
- “Paying Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills” English webinar and slides.
- “Cómo pagarse a sí mismo, a su personal y sus deudas” Spanish webinar and slides.
- Paycheck Protection Program: What Child Care Programs Need to Know (PDF) and Programa Paycheck Protection: Lo que los programas de cuidado infantil deben saber (PDF)
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program: What Child Care Programs Need to Know (PDF) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Lo que los programas de cuidado infantil deben saber (PDF)
NAEYC has also developed a Spanish-language version of the new survey for child programs, and, encourage you to share widely throughout your community.