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Resources for Families at Home


  • YMCA Enhanced Child Care Referrals for Essential Service Workers – Free, enhanced referral service developed to support San Diego healthcare professionals that includes a specialized database search of licensed family childcare homes and centers
  • Bright Horizons Care Advantage – Web-based resource to provide information about pre-screened care providers for emergency child and elder care
  • San Diego for Every Child – The San Diego COVID-19 Children's Fund supports childcare, food assistance and equitable distance learning during these unprecedented times.
  • Kindercare – Provides care specialists for consultation with families with essential workers seeking emergency child/school-age care services by calling (866) 337-3105 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays or 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. weekends
  • San Diego COVID-19 Children’s Fund – Every Child San Diego announced a new fund to support families continuing to work in essential fields (such as healthcare workers) and those affected by lost wages. Apply online for these two micro-grants;
    • Child Care Payments to Support Families ($575): Supports low-income essential service workers who must continue to work but lost childcare, school services and/or need extended childcare hours due to this crisis
    • Parent Basic Needs Support ($100): Helps families purchase supplies necessary to keep children healthy and safe such as food, cleaning supplies, diapers and other emergency supplies

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Early Childhood Education Center


  • A Beautiful Day Parents and caretakers need to stay connected now more than ever and this website is a space where caretakers can share ideas. Families affected by social distancing can find and share ways to stay connected and educated at home.
  • ABCMouse is an education software program with reading and language arts, math, science and social studies, and arts.  Curriculum. ECEC is currently providing a subscription for our families to use at home through the link above. Children will have access to puzzles, games and books.
  • Simply Support This general resource website has activity guides, articles and useful links that provide developmentally appropriate activity ideas for preschool-aged children.
  • First 5 San Diego First 5 San Diego County provides a wide variety of resources for families, along with contact and region-specific information for the San Diego region.
  • First 5 Alameda County This site provides COVID-19 resources that can be helpful to all families during this time.
  • At-Home Learning: Where Children Matter KPBS Learn at Home Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Guides to Help Manage Stress During Times of Crisis created by California's Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
  • World At Home (UC affiliated Bright Horizons) offers parents this resource to help keep their children (up to 8 years old) learning during this time. Designed by education experts to bring some of the very best learning from Bright Horizons childcare centers into the home, this site features videos, webinars and activities for each curriculum area.
  • Finding Nature provides tools and resources from key partners and leaders around the world.
  • UC San Diego Parents, Guardians and Caregivers Association:
  • Toolkits and Multiple Resource Guides
  • Music Together offers music classes for chindren ages 4–8.

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