Child care assistance available for essential employees

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BATON ROUGE, La. (Fox 44) (NBC LOCAL 33) – The Louisiana Department of Education is lending a hand to those who are still working at this time.

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) will support essential employees by offering subsidized care for children ages 12 and under. The care will come to employees who put their children in licensed childcare centers or through registered & certified family childcare and in-home providers.

Governor Edwards’ emergency statement to close all school facilities does not include childcare and early learning centers. However, state health officials have advised limiting group sizes to 10 or fewer children and adults.

Effective Monday, March 23, applications will be expedited for families who are eligible for CCAP.

For more information, call CCAP Household Eligibility at 1-877-453-2721 or visit

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