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Program: Child Care and After School Care

Agency: Coronavirus 2020

Resource Number: 67355502

Care for Children of Families of Emergency Workers

Under the Governor’s Executive Order 20-02, free school age care for the children of emergency workers (including providers of healthcare, emergency medical services, long-term and post-acute care; law enforcement personnel; personnel providing correctional services; public health employees; firefighters and other first responders; and court personnel) was outlined. The orders directed schools to provide care to, at a minimum, district-enrolled students aged 12 and under. In order to ensure that Minnesota is providing for the needs of students, Minnesota is clarifying the work that falls within each of the identified emergency workers categories. Identified emergency workers: https://education.mn.gov/mdeprod/idcplg?IdcService=GET_FILE&dDocName=MDE032076&RevisionSelectionMethod=latestReleased&Rendition=primary

Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline for Community Mitigation (Schools, Child Care, Business) Questions: (651)297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504 7 am - 7 pm/7 days a week

Map of Childcare Providers for Emergency Workers: Click here to find a childcare provider

Parent Aware of Minnesota: 1-888-291-9811 open 7 am - 6 pm Monday - Thursday; 7 am - 4:30 pm Friday or visit www.parentaware.org

Step Up to SIT:
Matches older students home from school to babysit for families of essential workers. Sign up to get matched with a sitter.

YMCA: Child care is being provided for children of health care workers and emergency personnel School Age Care and Early Childhood Learn Centers


Boys and Girls Clubs: The Boys and Girls Club is providing child care at 3 elementary schools for children of emergency workers, as defined in the governor's executive order. Childcare is provided from 6 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday. Email your completed registration form to: Nvossen@bgcmn.org. Visit website for locations.

Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board: 
The Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board (MYCB) has put together a website https://www.ycb.org/covid19 of what Out of School Time (OST) afterschool programs are open or closed, announcements, and resources for young people and their families residing in Minneapolis


Rochester Public Schools: Provides child care at all 16 elementary schools for children of emergency workers, as defined in the governor's executive order. Emergency Child Care is available at no charge from 9 am - 3:45 pm for children in Kindergarten through age 12 in eligible families starting Wednesday, March 18 and continuing on weekdays through Thursday, March 26. In addition, fee-based extended care is available 6:30 am - 9 am and 3:45 pm - 6 pm for children attending Emergency Child Care. Register

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Last Verified On: 3/20/2020

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