A partnership was formed between the county and a school district to operate two preschools with the following funding sources: Federal Community Development Block Grant funding; the Department of Social Services additional home visiting funds with CalWORKS Home Visiting and Child Abuse Prevention Intervention and Treatment funds; and the Behavioral Health Department funding for playgroups with Proposition 63 funds. Partnerships with the county deepened with a general fund commitment enabling Home Visiting to become evidence-based rather than evidence-informed. Partnerships flourished with child care and education providers who participated in the local Childcare Quality System at a rate of 76 percent of licensed sites. Partnerships strengthened with families who enrolled in home visiting, played at playgroups, and read books from First Book and Raising a Reader. COVID-19 hit Mono County hard, with the highest rate of infection in the state in the first months due to high numbers of visitors enjoying skiing and outdoor activities in the tourism-based economy. Then came the shutdown. Every child care facility in the county closed. Job loss was severe as service-sector employees had no work with the closure of ski resorts, hotels, and restaurants. New partnerships emerged with the local DeChambeau Creek Foundation and individuals seeking to help families in need. These funds were distributed to families in home visiting for groceries, diapers, utilities, and rent. First 5 California sent Personal Protective Equipment and diapers for child care providers, support that enabled some to begin to reopen. Home Visitors and Playgroup Leaders quickly switched to a virtual format. Kindergarten Round Up also pivoted to a drive-by event serving 60 percent of the incoming kindergarten children. First 5 staff served providers, families, and children exceptionally through many challenges.