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SAN JOSE, CA - Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) in partnership with county and city leaders, community organizations and agencies throughout Santa Clara County recently announced a new online portal to provide essential workers, as defined by the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health, access to childcare during the shelter-in-place order.
The portal is designed to provide childcare for essential workers and organizations that provide childcare services, with useful content that can help them access the most up to date information about available resources. In addition to a growing list of childcare providers and resources, as well as eligibility requirements and guidance for how to apply, the new portal now features:
Childcare for Essential Workers is still a much needed resource for communities throughout Santa Clara County, and school districts and local community organizations have unified efforts to support essential workers with these services.
“We know the demand has increased since the shelter-in-place order was initially announced and we want to meet that need with the most relevant and useful content that we can,” said Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, County Superintendent of Schools at the Santa Clara County Office of Education. “These resources listed on the portal are made available through the efforts of the community, city and county organizations within Santa Clara, and through partnerships with these entities essential workers are provided with several childcare options.”
All childcare centers for essential workers in Santa Clara County must follow physical distancing, sanitation, and hygiene practices specified by the Department of Public Health, the State of California and the Federal Centers for Disease Control.
Information including early learning services, news updates from the County of Santa Clara Department of Public Health and community resource directories can also be found on the portal.
About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.