Jessica Cejnar / Wednesday, March 18 @ 9:58 a.m. / Community, Emergencies, Health

Del Norte Child Care Council to Close Lobby Due to COVID-19

From the Del Norte Child Care Council:

Hello friends of Del Norte Child Care Council, As directed by local officials, Del Norte Child Care Council (DNCCC) will be closing until further notice. We have made the following decisions, effective 3/18/2020:

1. DNCCC lobby will be open to the public through 5:00pm Wednesday, March 18 then closed to the public beginning Thursday, 3/19/20. Our work will continue from office through Friday 3/20/20. Beyond Friday, all programs will be supported from home by our Administrative staff. Our contact is listed below.

2. You may reach staff directly by phone or email, and use the drop boxes at our location for paperwork. Our office phone number is listed below in the footnote. You can find our individual email addresses on our website

3. We are cancelling or postponing all large DNCCC gatherings, meetings, workshops, trainings and events until further notice.

4. All Del Norte County School District (DNUSD), Little School of the Redwoods, Head Start Preschools, Tribal Head Starts, Faith Based Centers as well as North Coast Children’s Services sites are closed, please stay in contact with us for their updates.

5. Many Family Child Care Homes are open, please call with your need. We can assist you.

6. For information about State authorized “Pop Up Care” or “Co-Op Child Care” please call us. We continue to work closely with local and state officials to make sure that parents have access to child care services and that child care providers are supported.

To see the latest updates, information and a complete list of closures/cancellations, visit our face book or web site.

Directory for the following assistance upon closure:

Fiscal/Accounts Payable: Joy 707-954-7754,

Family Child Care Information and Referrals: Sarah 707-951-8604,

Child Care Payments (Subsidy): Tracy 707-218-1296,

All other questions or concerns: Melodee 707-951-2813,

Melodee Mitchell
Executive Director
Del Norte Child Care Council


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