Child Care for Essential Workers, Available in South L.A. County

By June 8, 2021 No Comments

Pacific Gateway Workforce Development board partners with home care provider to create a labor market platform for qualified workers to provide childcare under COVID-19 protocols

The program is currently matching childcare professionals who have recently been furloughed, with families and essential personnel who need childcare, including low-income families and those in public safety and healthcare.

With schools, parks and other children-serving facilities closed, and private organizations temporarily laying off childcare workers, a surplus of certified individuals are available to help families with childcare. These professional caregivers include highly qualified staff from the City of Long Beach’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine, the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach and YMCA of Greater Long Beach who have undergone background checks will have opportunities to continue working by providing in-home supervision of daily activities for school-aged children.

Now these workers are available via a new system, CalFLEXI, to connect these workers with families needing childcare.

The program is possible through an award-winning technology platform from Long Beach’s workforce board, Pacific Gateway, which is uniquely positioned to efficiently deploy workers that have flexible or irregular schedules. With strict adherence to health guidelines, all workers will be screened for health safety in addition to standard background clearance.

Sign up as a family or business needing childcare: www.homechildcare.org

Qualified childcare workers may immediately begin the registration process by calling 562-570-3702 or visiting: pacific-gateway.org/longbeachworks.

All pre-screened and qualified workers who can provide in-home childcare, including LBUSD’s VIP volunteers, are encouraged to register.

The program will support needs of workers and families through the south Los Angeles County region. Inquire for more details.

Mayor of Long Beach announcement: http://www.longbeach.gov/press-releases/pacific-gateway-to-launch-new-work-long-beach-program/

Sign up as a family or business needing childcare: www.homechildcare.org

Official project website: www.CalFLEXI.org