Concerned About Your Child Care Program or Preschool?

At Children’s Council, we share in the concerns of our city’s families and child care providers in regards to COVID-19/Coronavirus. We are doing everything in our power to keep our community safe and healthy.

To that end, we strongly suggest that families, child care providers and others who work in and support the early care and education field refer any questions about child care and preschool site closures to the Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) of the Department of Social Services, who has established a dedicated e-mail address to receive public inquiries related to CCLD-licensed facilities and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Our partners at the Office of Early Care & Education (OECE) have also released Program Closure Guidance & Instructions for child care providers in the city of San Francisco.

We are in close contact with our network of child care providers to keep them up to date on the latest guidelines from CCLD and OECE. We urge you to speak with your child care provider to assess your child’s situation.

Here at Children’s Council, in accordance with recommendations from the Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control, we have suspended all in-person workshops and public programs through March 25. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will take action as quickly as possible. Read more on our blog.

Beginning Monday, March 16, 37 San Francisco Recreation and Parks recreation sites around the city will operate as emergency child care facilities. Please note: These facilities will serve children of Department of Public Health staff; health care workers from San Francisco hospitals; city employees who have been activated as Disaster Service Workers; and low-income working families. Facilities will serve grades K through 5, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., through March 31. Registration is not open to the general public. Invitations will be sent to health care and low-income families beginning Saturday, March 14. Learn more:

Similarly, the San Francisco Public Library will cease regular operations of its branches and provide child care for youth, grades 6-12.

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