Fort Worth has launched an initiative to help working parents during these coronavirus times. Called FIND! Child Care, it's a tool to support working parents who are employed at essential businesses.
Parents can access an online tool providing real-time availability of child care spots at licensed child care centers in Tarrant County for children ranging from 0 to 12 years old.
The program is from Child Care Associates CEO Kara Waddell, who was recently added to a task force created by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to find solutions for child care needs during COVID-19.
In a statement, Waddell says that the platform "serves essential workers and post-COVID-19 can serve all Tarrant families in need of child care."
Working parents in Tarrant County in need of child care are encouraged to FIND! Child Care via: www.find.bestplace4kids.com.
The tool has more than 7700 licensed child care spots listed across Tarrant County. About half are operational, thanks to child care provider decisions to remain open during the COVID-19 emergency.
Essential employees that live outside of Tarrant County, but commute to work for an employer in the county are eligible.