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The County of Orange COVID-19 Child Care Relief Program will distribute $5 million in CARES Act funding to assist local child care businesses and nonprofits within the County of Orange that have been affected by COVID-19 and need assistance to survive and recover through this pandemic. Applications accepted Friday 10/30, 9:00 a.m. through Friday 11/13, 5:00 p.m. 

CARES Act funding for Child Care Providers FLYER 


Link to COVID-19 Resources



To mobilize public and private resources and encourage partnerships to meet the child care and development needs of the children, families, and child care providers in Orange County.


All children in Orange County will have access to quality child care and development services.


The Orange County Child Care and Development Planning Council, appointed by the Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Superintendent of Schools, teams with the community to help meet the child care needs of Orange County.  Council members are interested in issues dealing with all aspects of child care and development, including:

  • Safety
  • Quality child care
  • Development of child care workforce
  • Accessibility of services for child development

The Council provides a forum for everyone to participate.


Two infants playing on the playground