From the COVID-19 crisis, Allegheny Child Care is a unique pilot project that has been developed to support the child care needs of families. Caregivers and parents of young children can now search available child care spots at Allegheny County early learning programs in real-time with the Allegheny Child Care tool.
For information on how to identify high-quality early learning programs and understand their COVID-19 procedures, view the following resources:
For additional support in finding child care and/or funding your child care needs, visit the Early Learning Resource Center (ELRC) Region 5 website or call 412.350.3577.
Child care needs for families are varied, and may change at any time. The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created a situation where many early learning programs have had to close abruptly or drastically adjust their operations. In turn, this has left many families without continued care and education for their young children.
The child care initiative will be managed by Trying Together in partnership with the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, with additional support from the City of Pittsburgh, and was developed in collaboration also with Child Care Aware of America, the Endowments and technology partners Bowtie, BrightHive, and BridgeCare.
On Friday, May 8, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf shared his and Dr. Rachel Levine’s new orders that moved 13 counties (including Allegheny) to the “yellow phase” of his Re-Opening Plan beginning on Friday, May 15. This announcement means that all child care programs within counties that have moved to the yellow phase and can comply with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) may reopen. More information regarding child care operations and guidance from OCDEL during the COVID-19 pandemic are available online at: pakeys.org/ece-coronavirus-resources/.
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