Call to Action: Recruiting Substitutes and Staff to Work in Emergency Child Care

The Early Learning Division (ELD) is committed to supporting child care programs that are serving frontline healthcare workers, emergency responders, and other essential staff. Providing this care is essential toward ensuring the state’s health care system is able to operate at maximum capacity and other critical services continue. Child care programs that provide emergency care are essentially acting as first responders and playing a critical role in the management of our state’s response to COVID-19. Thousands of families will need emergency care in the coming weeks. Many of our child care programs that are providing emergency care may need additional staff on a temporary basis to meet the need.

If you are not currently working in child care, but are willing to be mobilized as a staff person or substitute to work in designated Emergency Child Care Facilities that need your help during this time, click here to sign up. We will work closely to match you with the location, setting and schedule that most aligns with your preferences.

If you are an Emergency Child Care Facility that needs more staff to operate and would like to be connected to substitutes please contact the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Helpline at ccrr@wou.edu<mailto:ccrr@wou.edu> or call 1-800-342-6712.

Thank you for your efforts to serve children and their families.