“Child care should be viewed as core infrastructure in the United States and should be funded as such. Without child care a large portion of the workforce would be unable to work and the economy would suffer as a result.” CCAoA
The following link outlines the different financial supports provided by the Small Business Association. This document was created by Early Learning New Hampshire.
Below are links to other financial resources and organizations that may be helpful through the COVID-19 crisis.
Small Business Association
- COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
- List of Approved Lenders for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans
Small Business Development Center
General Financial Resources
- Community Development Financial Authority: COVID-19 Resources
- New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs
Family Child Care Financial Resources
- What Grants and Loans Are Available to Family Child Care Providers?
- An Update on the Financial Impact of the COVID-19 on Family Child Care Providers
Early Learning New Hampshire & State Early Learning Alliance (SELA)
- NH Child Care Guide to Navigate the COVID-19 Crisis_5-5-20
- State Early Learning Alliance (SELA) Member Sign-In
- Early Learning NH SELA Become a Member
- ELNH Covid-19 Tracking Costs and Lost Revenue
- ECE Covid-19 Tracking Tool
NEWS from SELA:
They say when one door closes, another one opens. In times, such as today’s, it’d be easy to not look for another door and simply stay home. Yet, a door does exist and you don’t need to leave home or your program to access it. Child Care Aware of NH is pleased to provide the link to access additional resources and opportunities that exist through the virtual door of the State Early Learning Alliance (SELA).
When programs and professionals are seeking resources and supports, SELA, is poised to assist in a unique way. We invite you to explore what SELA has to offer.
Hello New Hampshire child care friends,
To offer something of value TODAY in this most difficult time for child care programs and their staff, Early Learning NH is pleased to open all the cost savings and benefits of the State Early Learning Alliance (SELA) to ALL New Hampshire licensed and license-exempt child care programs through June 30, 2020.
ALL Directors/Owners and ALL staff* can sign up. Go to selanhmembers.com and click “Register”.
This applies to NH child care programs that are currently open or are currently closed. ALL programs are welcome: nonprofits, privately-owned or faith-based.
* Staff = anyone that
- is currently employed by a New Hampshire licensed or license-exempt child care program or
- was employed there on Feb 15 but has been since laid off or furloughed due to the COVID-19 crisis AND is committed to trying to return to that program when possible.
We SO hope you take advantage of the benefits – which can put thousands of $ of cost savings back into the pockets of programs and their staff, when everyone needs it the most.
Jackie Cowell, Cellissa Hoyt and the Early Learning NH Team