Resources for Early Childhood Educators During COVID-19

Information is constantly changing and we will try to update this as often as possible. Updated 8/6/2020

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks Announces $2 Million for Child Care
County Executive Alsobrooks knows our community’s child care programs are crucial, and she’s finding a way to help. She recently announced she would make $2 million available for child care providers. The details are not complete as we write this Friday Five, but we’ve been sharing your stories, your data, your experiences and what you mean to this whole county. We look forward to seeing the details! Your story made the TV news again on July 31:

Have you heard about the Prince George’s County Hourly Employee Relief Fund? Prince George’s County residents who have been laid off due to COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for a $200 EPG Visa Cash Card. Priority will be given to Prince George’s County residents who were earning $19 or less per hour prior to their layoff. Find out more here:

Plus, check out The Legacy Fund, which provides investments in small businesses in Prince George’s County – including child care programs! Applications are due by August 28. Find out more here:

Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education (June 2020)
MSDE welcomes public comments on the Updated Maryland Together: Maryland’s Recovery Plan for Education

Please email comments to: until further notice.

First phase of re-opening child care in Maryland (May 20, 2020)
MSDE released a draft plan for re-opening child care programs. The Executive Summary states: “It is a guide for child care programs in Maryland as the State moves through Governor Hogan’s three phases of recovery. This is not a finished document; it is a living, breathing guide that must evolve as new information becomes available.”              Press release  | The plan document

Maryland Small Business Development Center

Free Maryland WiFi Hotspot Locator

Cash Options for Child Care Providers during COVID-19

Maryland State Department of Education FAQ

Maryland State Department of Education Division of Early Childhood

Enhanced Guidelines for Child Care Facilities to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19


COVID-19 Small Business Relief

Federal Assistance 
Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Paycheck Protection Program

SBA Express Bridge Loans

State of Maryland 
Maryland COVID-19 Information for Business

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Loan Fund

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund