Emergency workers can cover childcare with city funds
Mayor Garcetti recently announced the City of L.A. will be partnering with WeeCare to secure emergency childcare for essential workers 24-hours a day. Emergency workers will have access to public funds to cover critical needs like childcare.
“The partnership is a bold initiative by the city that addresses the cracks in the existing childcare infrastructure,” says WeeCare co-founder Jessica Chang. “The WeeCare app allows parents and childcare providers to submit fever checks, helping to monitor the health of (L.A.) communities.”
Based out of Marina del Rey, WeeCare, the largest in-home childcare network in the United States, works with both families and daycare providers to help provide families with affordable, licensed, curriculum-based, quality daycare, while helping daycare providers run their businesses so that they can focus on the children in their care.
In response to COVID-19, WeeCare parents and providers are submitting virtual temperature checks through the WeeCare app to keep families, day care centers and communities healthy and to identify fevers as soon as possible (here’s more about their temperature check technology: https://weecare.co/coronavirus-prevention-childcare).
Families looking for childcare can do so safely with WeeCare’s newly launched virtual tours feature in the WeeCare app. “Essential worker parents can tour as many daycares as they’d like without having to visit each location in person,” says Chang.
Families needing care can access WeeCare’s full directory of Los Angeles daycare locations here: https://weecare.co/daycares/ca/los-angeles. The company’s phone number is (310) 929-9579.