Early Care & Education
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND EVENTS
Special projects are designed to be responsive to the needs of the early care and education field. This work includes time-limited initiatives and events.
Care for the Caregiver: Supporting Early Educators During COVID-19 Recovery
How do you manage stress, maintain healthy communication with children and families, and cope with loss grief, and fatigue? The COVID-19 pandemic created stress-related challenges for early care and education providers essential to healthy communities. Join the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Los Angeles County Department of Education for a virtual 3-part training series focused on COVID-19 pandemic recovery and resiliency. Space is limited, make sure to register now!
03.09.23 Invite Coronavirus Telebriefing for Early Childhood Education and Childcare
12.05.22 Press release for lead hazard in children’s products (English)
12.05.22 Recall Flyer for lead hazard in children’s products (Spanish)
12.2.22 Covid-19 ECE Telebriefing Invitation
11.29.22 The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) in partnership with Community Partners has launched “The Los Angeles County Childcare Provider Recovery (CPR) Grant Program” for eligible licensed child care facilities that were negatively impacted by COVID-19 related public health or financial hardships, or other pandemic-related challenges. All licensed child care facilities located within Los Angeles County excluding the City of Los Angeles are invited to apply. The program website includes the grant application in multiple languages, program details such as eligibility criteria and how funding will be prioritized, videos in English and Spanish with step-by-step application instructions, and a phone number and email address for questions: https://lacountycprgrant.submittable.com/submit.
9.14.22 Covid-19 ECE Telebriefing Invitation
8.17.22 LAC ECE Response Team Community Call Flyers (English)
8.17.22 LAC ECE Response Team Community Call Flyers (Spanish)
8.10.22 Coronavirus Update: Telebriefing for Early Childhood Education & Childcare
08.23.22 ECE Public Health Ambassadors Flyer – (English)
08.24.22 ECE Public Health Ambassadors Flyer – (Spanish)
07.27.22 Coronavirus Update: Telebriefing for Early Childhood Education & Childcare
05.18.22 Invite Coronavirus Telebriefing for Early Childhood Education
04.27.22 Invite Coronavirus Telebriefing for Early Childhood Education
03.16.22 Coronavirus Update: Telebriefing for Early Childhood Education and Child Care
The LA County Early Care and Education (ECE) Facility Development Project is led by the LA County Department of Public Health – Office for the Advancement of Early Care and Education (OAECE) and the LA County Department of Regional Planning in partnership with LA County Department of Public Works – Building and Safety Division, LA County Fire Department, California Department of Social Services – Community Care Licensing Division, Public Counsel, and First 5 LA. As a collaborative effort, the project has developed activities to support ECE providers with facility development.
FACILITIES DEVELOPMENT TOOLKIT FOR ECE PROVIDERS
OAECE, in partnership with Public Counsel, has released the “Child Care for All: How to Develop and Renovate ECE Facilities in Los Angeles County” toolkit to support ECE providers with navigating the complex process of child care facility development in unincorporated areas of LA County. This interactive toolkit provides a step-by-step process and resources for obtaining approvals to renovate and construct new ECE facilities. Please find the toolkit below available in English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Armenian, and Russian.
- ECE Facilities Development Toolkit ENGLISH
- ECE Facilities Development Toolkit ESPAÑOL (Spanish)
- ECE Facilities Development Toolkit 한글 (Korean)
- ECE Facilities Development Toolkit 中文 (Chinese)
- ECE Facilities Development Toolkit Հայերեն (Armenian)
- ECE Facilities Development Toolkit Русский (Russian)
To view a virtual training on how to use the “Child Care for All: How to Develop and Renovate Early Care and Education Facilities in Los Angeles County” Toolkit, please visit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=h2fdi9ZMQTg&feature=youtu.be
LA County ECE Facilities Process Webinar
“Date To Be Announced Soon”
The webinar will provide information on LA County’s process to request facilities planning and building & safety permits needed for certain types of child care space renovations. The webinar will include presentations by LA County’s Department of Regional Planning, Department of Public Works’ Building and Safety Division, Fire Department, and CDSS Child Care Licensing Division.
Webinar is for LA County’s process that covers LA County unincorporated areas, however, everyone is welcome to attend
The webinar will require registration, will be recorded, and provided in English and Spanish.
- Webinar Recording (Passcode: 5K^ApbWs)
LA County ECE facilities staff contacts
LA County Department of Regional Planning: Alice Wong: firstname.lastname@example.org
LA County Department of Public Works, Building & Safety: Nader Samaan: email@example.com
LA County Fire Department: Inspector Eddie Martinez: firstname.lastname@example.org
L.A. County Department of Public Health – Office for the Advancement of Early Care & Education: Leanne Drogin: email@example.com
CDSS Community Care Licensing Division:
- Monterey Park/Monterey Park South West Regional Office: (323) 981-3350
- El Segundo/El Segundo North Regional Office: (424) 301-3077
- Palmdale Regional Office: (661) 202-3318
Public Counsel: Ritu Mahajan: firstname.lastname@example.org