Information for families during Phase 2

As of June 15, all Delaware families are eligible to access child care.

Child care providers who wish to reopen on or after June 15 do not need to be designated as an Emergency Child Care Site. The temporary enrollment forms to enroll children in emergency child care are no longer necessary.

For additional information, all licensed child care providers can reopen in Phase 2, provided they follow applicable DELACARE regulations as well as additional health and safety requirements developed by the Office of Child Care Licensing and the Division of Public Health.

Families can research child care programs on the Office of Child Care Licensing website.


Zoom Discussion: Child Care and COVID-19 in Delaware


Information for Families during Phase 1

Delaware is out of Phase 1 at this time.

If you are an essential employee or an employee of a reopened business who is unable to work from home and you do not have alternative child care available, your child can receive care at an Emergency Child Care Site. These requirements are currently in place during Phase 1.

Parents will need to fill out the below forms in order to enroll children in emergency child care. In order to use emergency child care, parents must certify that they work for an essential or reopened business and cannot work from home (see the DSCYF Essential Personnel form).

DSCYF Essential Personnel Form – Revised 5/5/20


Temporary Enrollment Forms

DSCYF Temporary Child Information Card

DSCYF Temporary Enrollment Form

DSCYF Temporary Health History Form


Emergency Child Care Options

If you are a worker who is eligible for emergency child care, enter your home or work address to see what emergency child care options are available near you. You can find options within 10 miles of your specific location. You can search for providers by using the magnifying glass at the top left side of the map. This map will be updated on a rolling basis as emergency sites are approved.



Get More COVID Data

For more data on Delaware COVID cases, testing and outcomes, including demographic breakdowns, go to My Healthy Community