Child Care Providers Are Eligible for San Mateo County Small Business Grants up to $10,000

Child care providers in San Mateo County are eligible for grants of up to $10,000. Child care providers are integral to our community and hold a special place in our recovery and our resilience. The pandemic is not over, but thanks to the dedication of San Mateo County residents to stay safe, get vaccinated, and protect each other, life is beginning to return to a new normal.

The network of community-oriented, diverse, and high-quality childcare options is an imperative part of San Mateo County’s infrastructure. Throughout the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, the County of San Mateo has provided key financial support and services for the people most impacted. Childcare and early education providers have been on the frontlines since the very beginning. 

Apply today through Tuesday, September 7th!

Kitty Lopez has served as the Executive Director of First 5 San Mateo County since 2012, focusing on policy, advocacy and communications development. Additionally, she is the Chair of First 5 Association of California. Kitty previously served as the Executive Director of Samaritan House, one of the leading safety-net nonprofit agencies serving low-income families and individuals in San Mateo County with food, shelter, clothing, health care, counseling, education classes, and holiday assistance from 2002 to 2012.

Kitty taught kindergarten, second grade, and high school in the Bay Area and in Santa Barbara, and was a consultant in schools with children who have autism and special needs. Additionally, Kitty worked in a residential substance abuse treatment center in San Francisco and psychiatric hospital in San Diego.

She attended University of California Santa Barbara earning a California Teaching Credential and B.A in Psychology. Kitty is active in her community serving on several community boards including HEART (Housing Endowment and Regional Trust of San Mateo County), STEP (Success Through Education Program), and Past President and Current Member of the San Mateo Rotary Club.