Coronavirus Information
for Palm Beach County Child Care Providers


Page Updated: July 2, 2020


List of Open Child Care Providers


Child Care Provider Updates:




Please note this is an informational webinar opportunity; in-service hours & CEUs will not be provided.






COVID-19 | Latest Resources & Information
Online Safety: A Parent's Guide | Free Informative Session
Benefits & Emergency Food Services Currently Available
Feeding South Florida provides direct-service programs to individuals in need of assistance. This includes benefits application assistance, access to their choice pantry, referrals for longer-term food assistance at a partner agency, and home delivery for qualified individuals. To fill out a client services application, please click this link .
For this week's distribution updates in Palm Beach County, please see below:
Information on Grants & Monetary Program Assistance
Mortgage Assistance
Information about mortgage assistance can be found  here .
Rental and Utility Assistance
CARES Act Rent and Utilities assistance program information can be found  here .
Boynton Beach: Small Business Grants Available
The City's Economic Development & Strategy Department has created the  CDBG CARES Act Small Business Grant Program . Small businesses with 25 or fewer employees, located within the City of Boynton Beach (excluding those within the CRA district), who have experienced a loss of revenue due to COVID-19 and have not receive ANY funding from the CARES Act or any programs funded by the CARES Act are eligible to apply for a grant up to  $10,000 .
Applications will be processed on a first-qualified, first-served basis. The online application portal, along with additional details, will be posted on Friday, June 26 at .
Please visit our  Frequently Asked Questions page  to learn more about the program.
Additional Questions? Please email  or call 561-742-6014.
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Latest News, Updates, and Resources as of June 29, 2020




Extended (At-Home) Learning
Calendars, Videos, Activities




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Recent Webinar & Special Facebook Live! Recordings:

Q&A Session: School Readiness Contract Extension
June 22, 2020
ELCPBC - June 22, 2020 | Provider Webinar - School Readiness Contract Extension Q&A
Provider Q&A Session: Mini-Grant & Curriculum Subsidy
June 11, 2020
ELCPBC - June 11, 2020 | Provider Webinar - Mini-Grants, Curriculum Reimbursement, First Responders
Open Providers Helping Providers Re-Open
June 4, 2020
ELCPBC - June 4, 2020 | Provider Roundtable - Open Providers Helping Providers Re-Open (COVID-19)




  • May 13, 2020
    "A Talk With Lead PBC Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Ramprasad Gopalan" Facebook Live!








Coronavirus (COVID-19) Questions

The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour hotline and email account for all coronavirus questions:




Child Care Providers | Operations, Information & Resources





Child Care Providers | Small Business Resources & Support


U.S. Small Business Administration Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
Small Businesses can receive an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.


Child Care Relief in Federal Stimulus Package
Late Wednesday night, the Senate passed a sweeping economic stimulus bill to provide relief to America’s families, small businesses, and major industries as they struggle with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Included throughout the package is significant relief for the nation’s child care industry. It is important to note: the U.S. House of Representatives must pass the legislation and then it goes to the President for signature.
First Five Years Fund


Paycheck Protection Program
The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.
Small businesses and eligible nonprofit organizations, Veterans organizations, and Tribal businesses described in the Small Business Act, as well as individuals who are self-employed or are independent contractors, are eligible if they also meet program size standards.
  • For a top-line overview of the program CLICK HERE
  • If you’re a lender, more information can be found HERE
  • If you’re a borrower, more information can be found HERE
  • The application for borrowers can be found HERE


Child Care Specific Provisions in Stimulus Bill | Link to child care specific provisions in the bill.
Keeping American Workers Paid & Employed Act (Part A of Stimulus) Link to guide for employee retention efforts during this time.
Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan | Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. This is a short term loan, not a grant.
Business Damage Assessment Survey | The State of Florida has activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to assess the impact of COVID-19 on Florida's local business operations so actions to implement appropriate relief programs can begin. If you want child care businesses to be represented, we strongly recommend every child care facility (especially private pay) fill out this survey.
Florida Dept. of Economic Opportunity's Short Time Compensation Program for Employers | The short time compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown. There are eligibility requirements, but this is a temporary solution for employees with reduced hours.
U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance in Response to Coronavirus | The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
Price Gouging Hotline | Price Gouging Hotline: 1.866.966.7226 Please call and report any price gouging that you see locally.
Coronavirus Tax Relief | The IRS has established a special section on their website to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the Coronavirus.
Business Development Board of Palm Beach County | The BDB of Palm Beach County has created a resource page for local businesses in Palm Beach County.




Please Click Here For Our Parent & Family Resources
(Including - "How To Talk To Children About Coronavirus")




We are here to be a supportive resource during this time. Please feel free to contact us.


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Parents: (561) 514-3300

Providers/Administrative: (561) 214-8000
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Accessibility Statement

Special Notice: If you require Americans with Disabilities Act accommodations to participate in any ELCPBC event or activity, please notify Christie Young, Single Point of Contact, by phone at 561-214-7424 or by email at within at least seven (7) days of the event.  Accommodations will be provided at no extra charge.