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Childcare Provisions Put into Place for Essential Workers
One of INA’s initiatives has been to secure childcare for nurses during this time of crisis, and we are happy to report that emergency childcare provisions have been put into place for essential workers.
For Essential Workers Seeking Child Care
* A dedicated help line has been created so Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (CCR&Rs) can help connect essential worker families to emergency child care. Call toll-free (888) 228-1146. The helpline will be available from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Monday through Friday to answer calls, but callers will be able to leave a message 24 hours a day.
* To find emergency child care in your area, visit COVID-19 Emergency Provider Search.
* For residents in Cook County, Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) has launched a temporary text messaging service to answer Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) questions during IAFC’s office closure. Text: 312-736-7390 Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. Priority will be given to first responders, health care workers, and essential workers to help them find and pay for child care.