COVID-19 Coronavirus FAQs

 This page is intended to address immediate concerns of child care providers. We will continue to update this page as we receive updated information from different sources. If you have questions that you would like to see answered, send them to info@denverearlychildhood.org.

Question Answer
How can I connect to other providers making decisions about whether to stay open or close their facility due to Coronavirus? Join the Early Childhood Directors & Admins Facebook Group, the Early Childhood Teachers in Denver Facebook Group, or the Family Childcare Providers in Denver to connect with others in the provider community and receive updates, ideas, and support from your peers and our coaches to navigate challenges associated with the coronavirus.
Will DPP continue to provide funding if we close? DPP will continue to provide funding for child care programs if they close for COVID-19.  For more details on DPP funding click here or contact DPP at info@dpp.org or 303-595-4377.
What if I have non-tuition credit DPP questions? Contact Chris Miller at chris@dpp.org or 720-287-5055 ext 140.
I have questions about CPP activities and payment. Who do I contact? Contact Jane Walsh at Jane_Walsh@dpsk12.org.
Where can I find food resources for my center and for families? Denver Public Schools is currently offering free grab-and-go breakfast, lunch, and dinner for students and families in need. Visit the DPS food distribution page for details.

The Healthy Food for Denver’s Kids (HFDK) Commission, through Denver’s Department of Public Health and Environment, has announced the first Request for Proposal (RFP) to support access to healthy food and food-based education for youth in Denver.

Apply for Colorado COVID-19 Emergency Hunger Relief Funds. Easy access. Quick turnaround times. Form is available in English and Spanish.

Cooking Matters/No Kid Hungry has released a quick and easy Coronavirus grant request for those feeding children and families affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

I want to keep my child care facility open but I need more supplies. What can I do? We are communicating with Denver Health, The Denver Office of Children’s Affairs, and the Colorado Office of Early Childhood about ways agencies plan to support programs. We will provide updates as we know more. For now, here is a link to the Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative, a site that is actively coordinating child care and supporting child care programs that are serving essential service workers during the coronavirus crisis.
I need help with operational costs for my center. How can I get help? The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. Click here for the First Five Years Fund guide for child care programs on how to apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans.

Apply for funding through Help Colorado Now – Colorado COVID Relief Fund Application.

Apply for a grant through the Women’s Foundation of Colorado –Women and Families of CO Relief Fund (WFCO Relief Fund) NOTE: due at 5 p.m. April 14.