Emergency Child Care for Essential Workers

Helping parents and providers through the COVID-19 pandemic.


These are unprecedented times. As daycares and preschools temporarily close across the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s critical that essential workers still have access to high quality child care. Essential workers are the people keeping our hospitals running, making sure we have food to eat, providing disaster relief, and so much more. These frontline heroes don’t have the option to work from home or shelter in place.

Starting today, parents who need emergency child care can visit winnie.com/emergency-childcare to connect with the child care providers who have immediate availability.


Providers can indicate whether they have immediate availability on their Winnie listing by following the instructions found here. Every provider can claim and maintain their Winnie listing for free Winnie currently has a network of over 200,000 providers across the United States. Parents can use Winnie for free to find child care and early education.

For more resources for parents, please visit Winnie’s Parent Resource Page. For more resources for child care providers, please visit Winnie’s Provider Resource Page.

Posted by Sara Mauskopf

Sara Mauskopf is the co-founder and CEO of Winnie. She’s also the mom of two young daughters and another child on the way! Originally from Philadelphia, she now lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Updated March 2020

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