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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
You may be eligible for childcare if (i) you are an employee of an Essential Business (see below), you cannot work from home, and there is no one else in your household who can safely care for your child or (ii) you are an employee of an Outdoor Business as defined in the County Health Officer's order of April 29, 2020.
The County Health Officer’s order also defines home-based care facilities for seniors, adults, children, and pets, and childcare facilities that serve essential employees and employees of Outdoor Businesses, as an essential businesses and strongly encourages them to stay open. This means that your childcare provider may be open to serve employees of seesntial and outdoor businesses, but they are not required to be. If they are not open, check the Essential Workers or Outdoor Workers pages on this site for your options.
The County Health Officer for Santa Clara County has defined
what are essential businesses. Essential workers are employees at these businesses who cannot work from home. The list of essential businesses includes:
Additional details on what is an Essential Business or Essential Activity can be found at the link above, in the County Health Officer’s order, or by contacting your employer.
Do I Work for an Outdoor Business?
The County Health Officer has defined Outdoor Businesses as “businesses that normally operated primarily outdoors prior to March 16, 2020 and where there is the ability to fully maintain social distancing of at least six feet between all persons:
For clarity, “Outdoor Businesses" do not include outdoor restaurants, cafes, or bars."
If you think you work for an Outdoor Business, contact your employer to determine when or if they will be re-opening and when you may need childcare.
The safest place for your child to be is at home under proper supervision and following the
“shelter in place” guidelines.
The situation in Santa Clara County is changing rapidly so it is important to stay up to date. You can find the latest COVID-19 information at the
Santa Clara County Public Health Department COVID-19 coronavirus web site or by using the 2-1-1 service. 2-1-1 phone and text services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 150 languages through phone interpretation services. Text services are available in English and Spanish and can be initiated by texting the message “coronavirus” to 211211.
How do I find support for Special Needs?
The Inclusion Support Warm Line offers free support, information, and referrals for including students of all ages with disabilities and other needs in your community.
Offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese (and other languages as needed).
Phone: (408) 453-6651
If you are unsure if you qualify for care, are having trouble locating care, or have questions that are not answered by the web resources, please email our
Essential Workers Support Box.