August 13, 2020
Dear Child Care Providers,
The Department of Human Services (DHS) appreciates child care providers staying open to provide quality, safe care to Iowa’s children during this critical time. The updated guidance, dated August 13, has been developed in close consultation with the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH). The health and safety of children, family, staff and child care providers is of the utmost importance. Child care programs provide an essential support for working families. We need to ensure child care for essential workforce, including healthcare, first responders, critical infrastructure—which includes food service and grocery workers.
Link to Child Care Guidance
We want to thank each and every one of you as we all try to do our best for children and families while we continue to navigate the uncertainty of this pandemic. Please reach out to your Child Care Nurse Consultant, DHS Consultant or CCR&R Child Care Consultant with questions.
Ryan Page, M.C.J.
Child Care Regulatory Program Manager
Team Lead, Child Care Bureau
Division of Adult, Children & Family Services
child care guidance
Workforce study on child care is complete.
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