The Los Angeles County Early Childhood Education COVID-19 Response Team announced Thursday it will connect families of first responders with childcare services and early childhood education during the coronavirus outbreak.
The team is also working with partners, such as Baby2Baby and various food banks, to secure diapers and food for the families. To date, more than 300,000 diapers have been secured, the county stated.
“I am committed to helping families who are struggling at this critical moment to find diapers and baby formula for their babies and toddlers,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis. “Families need to stay in their homes as we continue to slow the spread of COVID-19.”
The response team will connect the families of first responders to available childcare options throughout the county with services as they become available, according to the county.
All facilities available must adhere to the social-distancing guidelines issued by the county on March 28.
First responders and medical personnel in need of early childhood and childcare services may call the toll-free number 888-922-4453 and or visit the county agency’s website.
Donations to the response team for first responders and healthcare workers can be made at the California Community Foundation website.