The Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

A time-limited program designed to increase the number of foster children successfully placed in home-based family care settings, increase capacity of child care programs to meet the needs of foster children in their care, and maximize funding to support the child care needs of eligible families.

Emergency Child Care Bridge Program GOALS

Child Care Navigator

Increase placement stability for children in foster care

Child Care Voucher/Payment

Maximize funding to support the child care needs of children in foster care.

TIC Training & Coaching

Enhance the ability of child care program to meet the needs of the children in foster care while enhancing caregiver resilency.

Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

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Emergency Child Care Bridge Program

Child Care Navigator

  • Supports Resource Family
  • Identify and enroll in child care (parental choice)
  • Assist with any enrollment documentation
  • Develops relationship with family and provider

Child Care Voucher/Payment

  • Foster children 0-12 needing emergency placement
  • Severely disabled foster children 0-21
  • 6 month eligibility for a max of 12 months with approved extension

TIC Training & Coaching

  • Free on-site TIC training and coaching for Directors, Teachers and Assistants
  • Group Trainings
  • Monthly check-ins

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COVID-19 Updates: Are you Essential Worker needing child care support? Call (805) 925-7071, or visits http://MyChildCare.ca.gov for a list of Child Care Providers near you.

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