Early educators are heroes!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, early educators have stepped up to support children with safe, high quality early learning experiences so that families can get back to work. This website was created to give early childhood educators and families in Los Angeles County the information they need to safely reopen and attend child care and early learning programs.

Photo courtesy of Esperanza Melo
Photo courtesy of Guevarra Family Child Care
Photo courtesy of Guevarra Family Child Care

About this website

The guidance found on this website is based on the LA County COVID-19 Guidance for Early Childhood Education, along with guidance from the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). This website was created for reference only. Please refer to official guidance at the links provided for complete and up-to-date information and guidelines.

The best practices shared on this site were developed by the Task Force on Re-envisioning Early Care and Education During COVID-19, convened by the Los Angeles County Child Care Planning Committee.

This website was developed with the support of the Los Angeles County Early Childhood Education COVID-19 Response Team. The Response Team is a countywide collaborative supporting families and child care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. It consists of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, County Department of Public Health–Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education, First 5 LA, Los Angeles Unified School District, Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles, Child Care Resource Center, Greater Los Angeles Education Foundation, Child360, the Office of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Center for Strategic Partnerships and county resource and referral agencies.