Child Care COVID-19 Resources for Caregivers and Families

The COVID-19 Pandemic is an ongoing situation. Care Courses is providing the following resources to help you adapt your child care program to be as safe as possible for you and the children in your care. Check with your local licensing representative to ensure that you comply with all state regulations. Share this list of child care COVID-19 resources for with your staff and the families of the children in your care.

Guidelines and Regulations

US State and Federal Child Care COVID-19 Resources

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, and Office of Child Care (OCC)’s website provides links to federal and state-level COVID-19 resources and regulations for caregivers and families. https://childcare.gov/covid-19

Canadian Child Care COVID-19 Resources

The Canadian Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU) has developed a COVID-19 information and resources webpage with several links to the status of childcare by province and the regulations you must follow.

Summary chart of rules and services for child care and emergency services by Canadian province and territory.

Posters and Notifications

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Symptoms Checklist

Hand-Sanitizer Warnings

Support for Families

The American Academy for Pediatrics (AAP)

National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness

Northwell Health – COVID-19 Special Needs Resources

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Generations United

CATCH – Health at Home (encouraging physical activity)

Feeding America

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Food and Nutrition Services

Preparing for and Coping with Emergencies

Although the COVID-19 Pandemic is not considered a disaster or emergency, many of the same techniques used to prepare for and cope with emergencies or disasters can be used during an outbreak like this Pandemic. The following resources provide information and techniques for preparing and/or responding to all of these situations.

Support for Children

There is no one way to address and support children during this pandemic. However, multiple organizations have created a variety of helpful suggestions and tools to assist in answering children’s questions about COVID-19 and general health safety.

Articles

Videos and Interactive Activities

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Support for Caregivers

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The National Alliance to End Homelessness

Department of Education

Committee for Economic Development (CED)

Department of Health and Human Services

Emergency Child Care and Technical Assistance Center

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Head Start Early Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)


Cleaning and Disinfecting Support

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Financial Support

Committee for Economic Development (CED)

U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development

U.S. Small Business Administration

No Kid Hungry

And, read our blog on Child Care COVID-19 Safety: Keeping Centers and Homes Open.

Looking for your state licensor’s contact information? You can find your state licensing contact information and website on our state child care training information pages. Canadian residents can find their licensing contact information on our Canadian province child care training pages.

Please let us know how we can be of additional assistance. Call us: 1-800-685-7610, Monday through Friday, 9-5 ET, or email us days, evenings and weekends: info@CareCourses.com. We’re here to help.

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