By Lois R. Shea, Senior Writer and Communications Officer |
More than 250 child care centers have now been designated emergency providers through the state’s Emergency Child Care Collaborative, which is supporting the families of essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Collaborative was created by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with the Charitable Foundation and child care professionals to ensure a robust and effective system of emergency child care for New Hampshire parents who are providing essential services — including health care workers, first responders, grocery workers, postal workers and more — during the current public-health crisis. More than 5,500 children are being cared for in the centers statewide.
View the Department of Health and Human Services’ press release for a full update, including a link to an interactive map showing emergency child-care sites around the state.
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