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We are working to update the information once a week this information was last updated May 5, 2020 at 1PM.

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National Information on Childcare status during COVID-19 2020

The Institute for Childhood Preparedness is committed to providing you with the latest information during the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. We understand that these are challenging times and there is a considerable amount of conflicting information at this time. Our experts are committed to helping cut through the noise and provide you with the essential information you need as an early childhood professional.

Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. We continue to engage public health departments, licensing authorities and policy makers about the

latest scientific information on coronavirus. While many sectors are beginning to recognize that child care is essential - that does not mean that early childhood professionals should work without the highest levels of safety and protection. 

Our online Coronavirus course provides a plethora of information from pandemic and public health experts. 

States are now teaming up with local organizations to provide special services for child care providers

The state of Colorado has a public-private partnership called Keep the Lights on Fund which provides an initial bulk purchase of supplies, including gloves, bleach and paper towels, and is being made to support an estimated 1,200 child care providers. 

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Alabama


Operating Status: Open Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Classified as Essential Service: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Alabama's Policies




Alaska


Operating Status: Open Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Alaska's Policies




Arizona


Operating Status: Open Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Classified as Essential Service: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Arizona's Policies




Arkansas


Operating Status: Open Provides for Essential Personnel: Some Provides Incentives: Yes Classified as Essential Service: No Click HERE to see more information on Arkansas's Policies




California


Operating Status: Closed Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Classified as Essential Service: Yes Click HERE to see more information on California's Policies




Colorado


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Colorado's Policies




Connecticut


Operating Status: Closed (except for essential workers) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes (except in New Haven) Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Connecticut's Policies




Delaware


Operating Status: Close (unless serving essential workers) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Delaware's Policies




Florida


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Florida's Policies




Georgia


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Georgia's Policies




District of Columbia


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on DC's Policies





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Hawaii


Operating Status: Closed (except for essential personel) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Hawaii's Policies




Idaho


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Idaho's Policies




Illinois


Operating Status: Closed Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Illinois' Policies




Indiana


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Indiana's Policies




Iowa


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: No Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Iowa's Policies




Kansas


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Some Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Kansas' Policies




Kentucky


Operating Status: Closed Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Kentucky's Policies




Louisiana


Operating Status: Closed (except for essential workers) ​​​​​​​ Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Louisiana's Policies




Maryland


Operating Status: Closed (​​​​​​​all child care programs must close except those established by the state to care for essential workers) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Maryland's Policies




Maine


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Maine's Policies





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Massachusetts


Operating Status: Closed Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Massachusetts' Policies




Michigan


Operating Status: Open (option to provide childcare for essential personel) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Michigan's Policies




Minnesota


Operating Status: Open (ask that childcare prioritizes essential workers) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes (free childcare for children of essential workers) Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Minnesota's Policies




Mississippi


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Mississippi's Policies




Missouri


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Missouri's Policies




Montana


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Some Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Montana's Policies




Nebraska


Operating Status: Open (some have closed) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes https://nechildcarereferral.org/​​​​​​​ Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Nebraska's Policies




Nevada


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Nevada's Policies




New Jersey


Operating Status: Closed (April 1) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on New Jersey's Policies




New Hampshire


​​​​​ Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on New Hampshire's Policies





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New Mexico


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes http://www.newmexicokids.org/coronavirus/providers.php Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Massachusetts' Policies




New York


Operating Status: Some Closed (NYC closed can provide to essential personnel) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Some Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on New York's Policies




North Carolina


Operating Status: Some Closed Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on North Carolina's Policies




North Dakota


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on North Dakota's Policies




Ohio


Operating Status: Closed (except to essential personel) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Some Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Ohio's Policies




Oklahoma


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Some http://childcarefind.okdhs.org/childcarefind/ Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Oklahoma's Policies




Oregon


Operating Status: Closed (until April 28th) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Oregon's Policies




Pennsylvania


Operating Status: Closed (some open for essential personnel) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes State Childcare Finder Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Pennsylvania's Policies




South Carolina


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on South Carolina's Policies ​​​​




Rhode Island


​​​​​ Operating Status: Closed (Open only for essential workers) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Rhode Island's Policies




Puerto Rico


Operating Status: Open





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Massachusetts


Operating Status: Closed Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Massachusetts' Policies




Michigan


Operating Status: Open (option to provide childcare for essential personel) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Michigan's Policies




Minnesota


Operating Status: Open (ask that childcare prioritizes essential workers) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes (free childcare for children of essential workers) Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Minnesota's Policies




Mississippi


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Mississippi's Policies




Missouri


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Missouri's Policies




Montana


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Some Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Montana's Policies




Nebraska


Operating Status: Open (some have closed) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes https://nechildcarereferral.org/​​​​​​​ Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Nebraska's Policies




Nevada


Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on Nevada's Policies




New Jersey


Operating Status: Closed (April 1) Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on New Jersey's Policies




New Hampshire


​​​​​ Operating Status: Open Classified as Essential Service: Yes Provides for Essential Personnel: Yes Provides Incentives: Yes Click HERE to see more information on New Hampshire's Policies





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We are working to update the information once a week this information was last updated 1:00 PM May 5, 2020

For more information on COVID-19 and training designed specifically for early childhood professionals please visit our Coronavirus resources page.

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