Free PPE for Emergency Child Care Providers
The Governor’s office has allocated emergency funds to the Early Learning Division (ELD) for the purchase of personal protective equipment for child care providers.
These supplies are designed to assist providers in meeting the new Health and Safety Guidelines for Child Care and Early Education Operating During COVID-19 outlined by the Office of Child Care to ensure your safety and the safety of children and families in your care.
In order to be eligible, a child care provider must be one of these type of child care programs:
- A Registered Family, Certified Family, Certified Center child care provider, or a Recorded Program, AND approved as an Emergency Child Care program; OR
- A License-Exempt provider caring for 3 or less children whose families are accessing Employment Related Day Care (ERDC); OR
- A License-Exempt public entity operating emergency child care
The ELD is fulfilling orders at no charge until resources are depleted. Supplies ordered from the website are not for resale, which is prohibited under any circumstances. Unneeded supplies can be donated to other child care providers, small businesses, nonprofits, restaurants or other eligible businesses in your community.
Each order is per license number/provider number. If your business has multiple locations and thus multiple licenses, fulfill an order for each license number.
Based on your provider type, the portal will present you with different care package options. Care packages include masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, and baby wipes (for all-age care packages). For larger facilities, you are welcome to select a smaller care package if you do not need as many supplies.
If you cannot fill out this form, or believe you are eligible for emergency supplies but cannot apply through this portal, please contact your local Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) program, or your Licensing Specialist to help you.
Orders will be shipped to the address associated with the license number. Physical addresses only; no P.O. Box.