Childcare Stipend Program
The Childcare Stipend Program provides financial assistance to healthcare organizations to help meet the childcare needs of their workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. The goal of the program is to ensure that few, if any, work shifts are missed due to childcare, particularly taking into account the closure of all public and private schools in Los Angeles County.
Employees will receive 100% of the stipend without deductions or taxes. Below, please see the terms and conditions of this program:
If you need financial assistance for a childcare provider, please fill out one of the attached applications (English and Spanish) and email it to MCHRBenefitsTeam@mednet.ucla.edu along with your proof of payment. Proof of payment can be in the form of receipts from the facility/provider, a copy of the canceled check or a redacted copy of your bank statement that shows your check has been cashed.
Additionally, a new application is due the following Thursday of each week by 5 pm to continue participation in the Mayor’s Childcare Stipend Program for as long as it is offered. Please note that funds are limited.
Emergency Childcare Program
This program is designed to support healthcare workers who may need care for their children ages 6-14 and who have no other options. Following guidance from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will be providing a free childcare program. Select recreation centers will be open from 6 am to 8 pm daily and will serve pre-registered cohorts of up to 10 children per room. For your information, please click on The City of Los Angeles Emergency Childcare Program below. If you are interested in having your child participate in this program, please visit: shorturl.at/tGLSX.
Below are the three referral services that are part of the Mayor’s program. All three services cover all of Los Angeles County and are free to our employees.
For additional childcare resources, please visit the UCLA Early Care and Education resource page at https://www.ece.ucla.edu/child-care-resources-covid-19.