CARES Act Child Care Subsidies Authorized for Essential First Responders and Health Care Workers


The CARES act includes provisions for child care subsidies for first responders and health care workers regardless of income. Early Learning Coalition staff are here to assist you in determining if you qualify and to assist you in making an application for services through your employer. More information is available in the links below. 

For assistance during regular business hours, please contact:

Jackie Ponto, Specialist for Early Care & Education


Please note: You cannot self-refer for child care services. Your employer must submit to our agency the signed Office of Early Learning Child Care Application and Authorization Form for First Responder and Essential Health Care Personnel. If your human resources division/supervisor does not have a copy of the application, please have them contact Michelle Garrison to access that document.

Click HERE for a list of essential workers
Click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions
Click HERE for Instructions