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Child care support available for virtual learners in Gloucester

The Gloucester County Board of Supervisors has contributed federal CARES Act dollars to a regional collaborative effort designed to support working families with children learning virtually due to COVID-19.

The Care and Supervision for School-Age Children program provides grant vouchers to parents of school-age children for tuition and provides resources to child care providers who desire to expand their services to support virtual learning.

CASSAC is administered by United Way of the Virginia Peninsula, in partnership with Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula. Gloucester County has allocated $61,140 to the program, which will be used exclusively to serve Gloucester residents.

Currently, 55 child care slots are available to providers in Gloucester. This number will change daily as more providers sign up adding slots, and families sign up to take the slots.

Meanwhile, approximately 57 Gloucester children are expected to be served through the CASSAC program with the funding t...

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