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COVID-19 NEWS FOR FAMILIES AND CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

While 4C's office is temporarily closed, staff still want to hear from you.  We have set up several ways for families and providers to contact us.  

 

To Apply for Subsidized Child Care Services, Obtain Referrals for Child Care, Schedule or Reschedule Appointment, Report Changes, Contact a 4Cs staff, or Submit a Document:

· Go Online:  www.4c.org

· Call us at (408) 487-0747

· Mail to 150 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA  95134 or

· Use Drop Box at the Office

· For Child Care Referrals:  (408) 487-0749

· For Child Care Provider Inquiries::  providers@4c.org

· Apply Online for Subsidized Child Care: 

         https://www.4c.org/parent/needing_help/cel_application.html

· Fax:  (408) 321-7454

· General email:  info@4c.org

Hour of Operation:  Monday to Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

 

4Cs quiere mantenerlo seguro y saludable

RECEPSION TEMPORALMENT SERRADA

 

Para aplicar para Cuidado Infantil Subsidiado, Obtener Referencias, Para programar o Reprogramar  una cita, Reportar cambios, Comunicarse con el personal de 4Cs o Entregar  Documentación:

 

· En línea:  www.4c.org

· Llámenos al  (408) 487-0747

· Por correo 150 River Oaks Parkway, San Jose, CA  95134 or

· Use el buzón de la Agencia por favor

· Para referencias de cuidado infantil:  (408) 487-0749

· Para información a Proveedores de Cuidado Infantil  providers@4c.org

· Solicite cuidado infantil en línea: 

         https://www.4c.org/parent/needing_help/cel_application.html

· Fax:  (408) 321-7454

· Correos electrónicos generales:  info@4c.org

 

Horario se Servicios: De lunes a viernes de las 8:30AM a las 5:00PM

 



Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Immediately Available to Child Care Providers

This is a message from the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD).

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Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans Immediately Available to Child Care Providers

Congress recently passed a sweeping economic stimulus bill, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as they struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. The CARES Act includes many potential relief opportunities for the nation’s child care industry, which has been hit with widespread layoffs and closures as a result of catastrophic drops in enrollment.

 The First Five Years Fund website informs about a small business relief program, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which is available to many child care businesses. This website provides information on how to apply as well as answers to many frequently asked questions about this program.

 First Five Years Fund SBA website:
Information on Funding and How To Apply

 For more information beyond what is included here, please visit the SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources website at HERE or contact your bank.

*****Information Courtesy of the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division (ELCD), April 3, 2020



RESOURCES FOR CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK

The State of  California has set up a special website to provide information to California residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Resources include:

1. Applying for Unemployment

2.  Applying for Disability Benefits

3.  Applying for Paid Family Leave

4.  Getting Help for Small Businesses

5.  Education and School District Information

6.  Employment and Taxes

7.  Health Care Coverage and Access to Testing

8.  Local Public Health Information on Your Specific County



Loan Program Applications Now Available Online

Loan Program Applications Are Now Available Online for Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by the COVID-19 Outbreak

The application portal for businesses and non-profit loans can be found through the SBA COVID-19 webpage.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury loan program in Santa Clara County can provide businesses, non-profits, homeowners and renters with relief from COVID-19 impacts.

The following Businessownerspace.com partners are available to help prepare loan paperwork:

Small Business Development Center Silicon Valley SBDC

 AnewAmerica

 Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) 

Service Corps of Retired Executives of Silicon Valley (SCORE) 

 

Information Courtesy of  the City of San Jose Emergency Operations Center



California Department of Education - Guidance to Child Development Contractors and Payments to Providers

A MESSAGE TO OUR VALUED CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND FAMILIES

Our thoughts are with the children, families and providers we serve during this time of uncertainty.  The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted our lives and the child care community.  We want you to know that 4Cs remains open to support and provide you the essential services during this emergency situation.

We have dedicated this webpage to bring you current information on the COVID-19 outbreak which continues to change daily.  Many of our childcare providers have questions on whether to stay open for services and if they will get paid to care for the children in our community. 

The California Department of Education (CDE) has released Management Bulletin 20-04 which provides guidance and direction to Child Development Contractors such as 4Cs on payment to providers.  An excerpt from the Management Bulletin follows:

 

Provider Reimbursement

Alternative Payment (AP) contractors must reimburse providers that have closed and are not providing services for up to 30 days after closure. Providers reimbursed by AP programs, including CalWORKs Stages 1, 2, and 3 must be reimbursed using the most recent monthly attendance record or invoice, except where otherwise provided below:

Providers who are closed due to COVID-19 and are not able to submit their monthly attendance record or invoice shall be reimbursed based on the certified need/certificate. For families certified for a variable schedule, providers shall be reimbursed based on the maximum authorized hours of care. License-exempt providers shall also be reimbursed based on the maximum authorized hours of care.

Providers who are remaining open:

These providers shall submit attendance records or invoices in accordance with current reporting policies. Providers may submit an invoice or attendance record without the parent signature if the parent is unavailable to sign due to COVID-19.

Regardless of attendance, providers shall be reimbursed based on the certified need/certificate.

For families certified for variable schedule, reimbursement shall be made for the maximum authorized hours of certified need.

For license-exempt providers reimbursement shall be made for the maximum authorized hours of certified need.

Providers that are unable to submit an attendance record or invoice, should contact their AP contractor. The AP contractor must reimburse based on the certified need/certificate. For families certified for variable schedule, reimburse based on the maximum authorized hours of care. For license-exempt providers reimburse based on the maximum authorized hours of care.

Families who still need services, but whose usual provider is closed, can select an alternate provider that will be paid.

The AP contractors should work with providers to determine the best way to receive attendance and/or invoice records while ensuring local public health department guidelines are being met. This may include, but is not limited to, submitting electronic records, including digital signatures, or access to a drop box outside of the building.

Read the complete text of Management Bulletin 20-04 here.

 

Contact Information for 4Cs

 

Providers:  For Questions about Payment or Other Concerns

Email:  providers@4c.org

 

Families:  To Reach Your Case Manager or Select an Alternate Provider

Email:  info@4c.org

 

On-line Child Care Referrals



Provider Information Notices from Community Care Licensing

The Community Care Licensing Division (CCLD) has established a dedicated e-mail address to receive public inquiries related to CCLD-licensed facilities and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 
PIN 20-05-CCLD provides the email address.

Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

New PIN released 3/16/20

 
PIN 20-04-CCP provides a statewide waiver for operation of child care facilities, including licensees, registered TrustLine providers, and temporary employer sponsored child care, along with guidance for the implementation of prevention, containment, and mitigation measures for COVID-19.

Resources from Community Care Licensing on the COVID-19 virus

 

  • Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

  • Dedicated e-mail address to receive public inquiries related to CCLD-licensed facilities and Coronavirus Disease 2019)



Resources for Families Receiving Child Care Subsidies

On March 26, 2020, the California Department of Education (CDE), Early Learning and Care Division issued Management Bulletin 20-05 regarding waiving family fees until June 30, 2020.     This Management Bulletin was issued as guidance to contractors after the enactment of Senate Bill 117.        

Below are the details of this MB:

·         Effective April 1 through June 30, 2020 family fees will be waived for families.

·         This waiver applies to all state-subsidized early learning and care programs.

·         Fees paid in March will not be credited or refunded.

·         Family fees will resume July 1, 2020 in accordance with your certification or recertification.

 



RESOURCES FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS

4Cs will post information in this section that directly impacts child care providers as information is received.

 

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