Message from Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles (CCALA) 3/20/20

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles office will be closed to all visitors until further notice.  We will maintain a small number of staff at the office, so assistance by phone may be limited.  You may contact us on our main line at (888) 922-4453 or (323) 274-1380 and leave a message.  Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

For ECE Workforce Registry questions or information, please use the ECE Workforce Registry helpdesk chat or email features and ECE Workforce Registry staff will respond as soon as possible. You may email them at caregistry@ccala.net or chat on www.caregistry.org or call at 888-922-4453.

For Quality Start Los Angeles program and contract questions or information please contact Ilyssa Foxx at Ilyssa.foxx@ccala.net.  All upcoming QSLA in-person events have been postponed until further notice.  However, most training and other events are being offered free-of-cost online.  For more information see the QSLA Facebook page or the QSLA website at http://qualitystartla.org/professional-development/. Also, check out qualitystartla.org/coronavirus-resources-earlyeducators/ to access COVID-19 resources for early educators and qualitystartla.org/coronavirus-resources-families/ to access resources for families.

For Emergency Child Care Bridge Program, all Trauma Informed Care (TIC) trainings have been canceled until further notice. For more information please call your local Child Care Resource & Referral Office.

For more information about COVID-19 resources for child care from the California Department of Education, please visit www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/re/elcdcovid19.asp. You can access the latest Management Bulletin, FAQs, webinar recordings, and additional resources.

For more information about COVID-19 resources for child care from Community Care Licensing (CCL) please visit: https://www.cdss.ca.gov/inforesources/child-care-licensing or click on this link for their most recent Provider Information Notices. New update 4/5/21: CCL calls: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. for the El Segundo, Palmdale, and Santa Barbara Regional Office catchment areas; Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. for the Monterey Park and Monterey Park South West Regional Office catchment areas. Statewide Spanish call on Thursday, April 29, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. (for details on the call information, check out 21-10-CCP)

For more information about COVID-19 resources for child care from the California Department of Public Health, please visit files.covid19.ca.gov/pdf/guidance-childcare–en.pdf. Stay updated on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout by visiting COVID-19 Vaccines.

For information about COVID-19 resources for child care from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) please visit publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/ or click on this link for the Child Care Heroes – LA County COVID-19 Information and Resources. Also, LACDPH recently released, Protocol for Programs Providing Day Care for School-Aged Children (August 5, 2020). LACDPH has launched an ECE COVID-19 Toolkit to help childcare center-based programs and family childcare homes prepare for and respond to COVID-19. New update (4/5/21): On April 2, LACDPH revised the COVID-19 “Guidance for Early Care and Education Providers” as follows: updated guidance regarding the maximum size of stable groups and removed guidance for dividing classroom space between multiple stable groups, as no longer needed. The revised guidance is effective as of Monday, April 5, 2021. Access the updated guidance at LACDPH Guidance ECE.

Additional Community Resources

Family Child Care Providers: Unsung Heroes in the COVID-19 Crisis

CA COVID-19 resources

Please continue to check our website, social media, and email announcements for updates and more information. Last update – 4/5/2021