Wednesday, March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Updated Information

Parents & Child Care Providers:  During the Coronavirus crisis, we want to assure you that we are committed to doing all we can to continue serving our community while doing our part to keep our staff & clients out of harm’s way.  These are questions posed by Subsidized Parents & Providers regarding the Coronavirus situation.  These are not necessarily our normal practices.  At the time of this writing, this is the best information we had to share with you.  We are aware that our government is working on emergency legislation that will help ease the existing rules/regulations which may have a negative effect on our services to parents, as well as the monetary effect of reimbursements to our providers.  We thank you for your patience & cooperation through these difficult times, and we will update this FAQ as we receive more information.
Update – March 19, 2020:  We just received directives from the California Department of Education (CDE) regarding reimbursements to providers who have children enrolled in our Subsidized Child Care Programs.  These new directives are temporary, and effective immediately.  They expire on June 30, 2020, unless rescinded sooner. 
Unfortunately, these new directives do not address the issue of Family Fees, but we are expecting new information on that subject soon.  We will update this FAQ as soon as we receive directions from CDE.
Note: These updates only apply to children receiving subsidized child care services reimbursed by SFCS.  For providers who do not have subsidized children, assistance may be forthcoming via other parts of legislation, perhaps under assistance to private small business owners.  We will continue to monitor new developments and will provide information as it becomes available.

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