COVID-19 Info for Funded Providers
As of June 1, 2020, child care programs can open to serve all children regardless of parental work category or status. OECE recognizes that for ECE sites closed over the past few months, the reopening process will take time to implement safely and in accordance with all public health and licensing guidance.
This page includes funding information and other resources to support OECE’s funded providers.
Resources for Funded Programs
Whether you are planning on reopening or are already open, there are many requirements, policies and recommendations to implement in order to operate your program in a healthy and safe manner. Click below for resources, guidance, and requirements for reopening an early care and education program.
Workforce Resource Library
OECE, in collaboration with First 5 San Francisco, has compiled a virtual resource library listing and categorizing resources and support programs available to San Francisco’s early educators including financial, health, housing, legal, and more.
COVID-19 Closure Grant
Early Learning Scholarship (ELS) qualified Family Child Care programs that close due to a family member (living at the FCC) or owner testing positive for COVID-19 are eligible to apply for a grant to help cover the cost of their closure.
OECE Funding Through June 30th
OECE has maintained current funding levels for all city-funded enrollments (including PFA) through June 30, 2020. In accordance with the San Francisco Controller’s Office policy, as a condition of payment, the City reserves the right to re-designate as “essential” services that were previously deemed “non-essential,” and the City may additionally require non-essential workers in City-funded programs to perform essential work. The City also reserves the right to renegotiate funding, including reductions if certain budgeted expenses will no longer be incurred as a result of the public health emergency.
Below are several additional resources to further clarify current policy guidance:
- OECE COVID-19 Shelter in Place FAQ for Funded Programs (June 3, 2020): English | Chinese | Spanish
- Continuity of Payment for Nonprofit Suppliers in the Event of COVID-19 Related Disruptions (April 4, 2020)
- COVID-19 State Subsidy Payments Summary (April 22, 2020)
How to Stay Informed
The status of COVID-19 in San Francisco and the Bay Area continues to change rapidly, and the City is on top of all developments. To stay informed, check the online resources below for up-to-the-minute updates, call 3-1-1 for guidance regarding COVID-19 public health safety information, and sign up to receive official updates from the City & County about COVID-19 via text message by texting COVID19SF to 888-777.
- San Francisco Department of Public Health
- San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
- SFUSD COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families