Austin Public Health has convened the Austin/Travis County COVID-19 Child Care Task Force that includes members from Child Care Regulations/Texas Health and Human Services Commission, Travis County, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, United Way for Greater Austin, and other key early childhood stakeholders.

The Task Force recognizes that child care providers caring for the children of employees who must continue working during this crisis are on the front line of our community’s response. As well, the Task Force understands that the crisis has caused some providers to close temporarily, and those which remain open are facing an array of challenges.

Therefore, the Task Force is seeking a more comprehensive picture of how child care providers in our community are being impacted by COVID-19 and what needs providers currently have. This information will be useful as we work together to explore potential supports for child care providers.
Please note, we cannot guarantee fulfilling  these needs but will do our best.

Please note that in order to receive child care supplies from Austin Public Health, your program must be registered with the Texas Child Care Availability Portal. The portal website is https://find.childcare.texas.gov/. If you are not registered, please go to https://childcare.bowtiebi.com/Texaschildcareform to create an account. Once you have an account, you can follow these instructions in English (https://www.twc.texas.gov/files/news/desk-aid-how-providers-can-update-availability-english-twc.pdf)  or these instructions in Spanish (https://www.twc.texas.gov/files/news/desk-aid-how-providers-can-update-availability-spanish-twc.pdf) on how to update your account. By keeping your account up-to-date on the portal, you can help families find your program and meet our community’s child care needs.

Additionally, – please remember to update your status with Child Care Licensing if it changes. They are implementing their Emergency Management response plan and ask that you complete the following survey to update them on your operation status and condition. 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CCLCOVID19

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* 1. What is the name of the child care program?

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* 2. What type of child care program is it?

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* 3. What is the license number?

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* 4. What is the child care program street address?

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* 5. In which city is the child care program located?

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* 6. What is the child care program zip code?

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* 7. What is the lead contact's name?

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* 8. What is the lead contact's cell phone number?

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* 9. What is the lead contact's email address?

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* 10. Are you a nonprofit child care program?

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* 11. Is the child care program currently open or closed?

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* 12. Please note that, in order to access these supplies, your program must be registered with the Texas Child Care Availability website. Are you currently registered with https://childcare.bowtiebi.com/Texaschildcareform?

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