COVID-19 Updates

Child care centers and licensed homes operating as Emergency Child Care (ECC) providers and participating in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) are eligible to receive a 30% add-on to their approved daily rate for each child of an essential worker attending their care in the month of April 2020. To receive the enhanced rate, eligible providers must report information on the children of essential workers they are currently caring for by no later than April 28, 2020. Late reporting may cause a delay in receiving payments at the enhanced rate.


Providers may complete this reporting by either:


  1. Submitting an application for an Emergency Child Care Stipend to If you have already submitted a stipend application, and all the children of essential workers attending your child care were listed on the application, you do not need to do anything else to receive the 30% add-on to your approved daily rate.


  1. Completing the Child Care Provider Essential Worker Report on the DHS website: Please be sure to read the instructions on the website carefully before submitting the Child Care Provider Essential Worker Report.

If you are unable to complete the reporting using one of the methods described above, please email for assistance. If you have any questions about the 30% add-on policy, please contact the Department of Human Services (DHS) at

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About Early Childhood Services

YWCA Early Childhood Services offers a variety of programs and opportunities for early care and education professionals, parents, and other community agencies. These services include:

Child Care Provider Training & Assistance
Resources & Community Outreach
Myrtle’s Club
Tummy (Child and Adult Care Food Program)

To speak with staff, please call 630.790.6600. When you call, follow the prompts and select Early Childhood Services (Option 3). There will be additional prompt for providers and clients.

Click here for information about child care provider trainings and workshops.
Click here for early childhood links and resources.