Since the onset of COVID-19, child care programs in Washington, DC have suffered financial losses that have severely impacted their ability to maintain staff and pay monthly expenses. Without immediate financial relief, many programs will close. The District already has a critical shortage of child care, especially infant and toddler care. Providing immediate assistance to child care programs ensures that programs will be able to reopen, maintain the existing child care supply and provide jobs to hundreds of child care workers.
LIIF’s DC emergency child care relief effort, funded by the Greater Washington Community Foundation, will provide grants to cover payroll and operating expenses for child development home providers in the District with the greatest need.
This program is launching shortly. For questions about the program, email childcareDC@liifund.org.
Last week, I couldn’t sleep because I didn’t want to let my staff or families down. Today, I feel much lighter and extremely hopeful. In the most heartfelt manner. Thank you.
Donna Mason, Executive Director, St. Alban’s Early Childhood Center
Want to participate in LIIF’s COVID-19 Child Care Relief Effort? Your generosity will provide direct relief to those child care businesses left vulnerable by the pandemic. Please contact us to learn more about how to contribute to our regional relief efforts.