Child Care Workforce Retention Program
- Post Date/Time: Friday 01/20/2023 08:00 AM
The Honorable Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, Governor of Guam, and the Honorable Joshua F. Tenorio, Lieutenant Governor of Guam, have established Prugråman i Pinilan i Famagu’on Guåhan pursuant to Executive Order 2022-07. In addition to making child care more affordable for working families, Governor Leon Guerrero, Department of Public Health & Social Services (DPHSS), and Guam Economic Development Authority (GEDA) are working together to support childcare providers, local families, businesses and non-profit organizations, provide opportunities for our youth to learn new skills and strengthen our community.
Guam’s regulated child care employers continue to experience unprecedented staffing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Programs are experiencing exceptionally high staff vacancy and turnover rates while also facing increasing pressure to revert back to pre-COVID operating schedules to support parents and caregivers who are returning to more in-person work.
In response, the Leon Guerrero-Tenorio administration is providing incentive payments to eligible child care staff to empower child care programs to remain open and support ongoing employment in the child care workforce. The Governor’s Child Care Workforce Retention Program opens on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 8:00AM and GEDA will accept applications until February 17, 2023 at 5pm. Completed applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will be subject to the availability of funds.
For more information you can go to https://www.investguam.com/childcare-workforce-retention-program/
Program Fact Sheet
Program Application Sheet