Californians working in essential sectors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) response need safe, reliable, and accessible child care options. The USC Children’s Data Network is honored to have played a significant role in the rapid development and operation of mychildcare.ca.gov, a searchable, web-based interface that connects essential workers across the state of California to quickly find timely, accurate information about the availability of local, licensed child care slots. Mychildcare.ca.gov was officially launched during Governor Newsom’s April 30th daily briefing. This ambitious effort required exceptional partnership and collaboration with the Governor’s Office, California Health and Human Services Agency (CHHS), California Department of Social Services (CDSS), California Department of Education (CDE), California Resource and Referral Network (CCR&RN), local Resource and Referral (RR) Agencies, Open Lattice, all 46,000+ child care providers across the state of California, and many more. As such, the Governor called mychildcare.ca.gov “profoundly important,” and the Children’s Data Network was credited, among others, for making this dream a reality.
Governor Newsom’s briefing can viewed in its entirety here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LGwY3jwGaY
Mychildcare.ca.gov can be accessed through the state’s coronavirus response homepage: https://covid19.ca.gov/childcare/