Essential Workers Child Care Relief Scholarship Program
During the COVID-19 emergency, Arizona remains focused on keeping children safe and supporting their families and providers. We are committed to working closely with families and child care providers across the state to get them the help they need.
To ensure Arizona’s first responders, critical healthcare workers, essential government operations, grocery store and food bank workers, and licensed/certified child care workers have access to the resources they need to continue providing essential frontline services while combating COVID-19, DES is partnering with contracted child care providers to offer child care through the Essential Workers Child Care Relief Scholarship Program. We are committed to keeping children safe and supporting their families, our frontline workers and providers.
Find out more and apply for the Essential Workers Child Care Relief Scholarship Program.
Child Care COVID-19 Guidance FAQs
As child care providers and caregivers of Arizona’s children, you are critical to keeping yourselves, children, and Arizona safe and healthy. While information and data regarding COVID-19 changes daily, The Arizona Department of Health Services (“DHS”) and the Arizona Department of Economic Security (“DES”) are providing some key answers and resources to frequently asked questions. Find virtual COVID-19 training available for providers and caregivers.
CCA is Expanding its Virtual Services
Virtual Workforce Services Available
Notice of Changes to Child Care Provider Background Checks Effective August 25, 2020
View new changes to Child Care Provider Background Checks