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New Supplemental Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention For Child Care Programs That Remain Open

April 03, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued these additional considerations intended to provide guidance for a range of child care programs, including:

  • Family child care programs, also known as home-based child care
  • Pre-K (Pre-Kindergarten) programs at private and public schools
  • Head Start and Early Head Start programs
  • Private child care centers
  • Temporary child care centers operated by municipalities for the children of essential service providers, such as first responders, healthcare workers, transit workers, and/or other industries where a parent cannot stay home
  • Child care centers that partner with healthcare facilities to support healthcare workers who need child care

This information is intended for child care programs that remain open, and should be used in conjunction with CDC’s guidance for administrators of child care programs and K-12 schools.  This guidance does not supersede state and local laws and policies for child care programs.

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