COVID-19 Links and Resources
Updated March 04, 2021
The Small Business Administration recently announced a change to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding formula for sole proprietors or self-employed people with no employees. If you have not already received a PPP loan, you can now get around 2 to 3 times more funds.
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Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA) is committed to providing news and the latest information to help prepare families, child care providers and policymakers as we closely monitor the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. To equip communities, CCAoA gathered resources to ensure the safety of all individuals. We are also interested in learning how Coronavirus has impacted your community. Your comments will help inform CCAoA and policymakers.
What Is COVID-19? And How Does It Relate to Child Development?: This infographic from the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child explains the basics of what COVID-19 is, and what it can mean for stress levels in both children and the adults who care for them. It also offers some easy and concrete solutions to help caregivers ensure that both they and the children they care for don’t experience long-term effects of stress.
Stress, Resilience, and the Role of Science: Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: A statement from the Harvard University Center on the Developing Child Director Dr. Jack P. Shonkoff discusses two of the lessons learned thus far about child development from this pandemic.
How to Support Children (and Yourself) During the COVID-19 Outbreak: This Harvard University Center on the Developing Child brief includes a few simple and free activities to help support a child’s healthy development.
Presented by Andrew Roszak, J.D., M.P.A., EMT-Paramedic, Executive Director, Institute for Childhood Preparedness | Tuesday, March 24, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
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We understand that these are challenging times and there is a considerable amount of conflicting information at this time. Gryphon House is partnering with the preparedness experts at the Institute for Childhood Preparedness to offer this special edWebinar, designed to help cut through the noise and provide you with the essential information you need as an early childhood professional. Gryphon House author, Andrew Roszak, provides the latest updates and information designed to help keep you safe.
This recorded edWebinar will be of benefit to preK teachers, librarians, childcare providers, and school and district leaders.
This resource offers information on how to talk with children about traumatic separation or traumatic grief as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID-19 has resulted in thousands of children being separated from loved ones who require isolation and/or hospitalization due to a loved one testing positive for COVID-19 or because of potential exposure for essential workers. This tip sheet is for caregivers or other adults supporting children with traumatic separation or traumatic grief related to COVID-19. Especially in stressful times, in addition to the suggestions here, all children benefit from caregivers listening to and validating their different feelings.
Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies: The U.S. Committee on Breastfeeding provides key facts, resources and guidance for breastfeeding during COVID-19.
Anxiety and Coping With the Coronavirus: The resource from Child Mind Institute provides expert advice on managing anxiety within the family unit in a healthy way.
VA ITSN is committed to providing resources and the latest information to help prepare families and child care providers as we closely monitor the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
- CDC – Guidance for Operating Child Care Programs
- CDC – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers: COVID-19 and Children
- Child Mind Institute Supporting Kids During the Covid-19 Crisis
- Child Trends Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVIBOOK: MANUELA MOLINA – @MINDHEART.KIDS
- PBS Kids for Parents: How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus
- Virginia Department of Education Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for Child Care Programs
- Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Interim Guidance for Child Care Facility Collaboration with the Local Health Department
- Vroom’s website offers a variety of tools available to download for free, as well as a mobile app that provides easy access to daily “brain building” activities
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Online Trainings and Webinars
Federal Stimulus Navigation for Child Care Provider
Child Care Aware of America: Webinars
States’ Response to COVID-19 and Child Care – Part 2: This webinar focuses on how states are responding to the Coronavirus. Specifically, what decisions have they made about important child care issues: emergency care, supporting families with critical childcare decisions, child care subsidies, and supporting providers to care for essential workers’ children.
Child Care During COVID-19: Guidance & Implementation from Experts: Learn about the new guidance from the CDC which also provides details for providers and programs that choose to remain open, focusing on social distancing strategies, cleaning and disinfection efforts, modifying drop-off and pick-up procedures, caring for infants and toddlers, healthy hand hygiene behavior, food preparation and meal service, vulnerable and high-risk groups and how best to maintain adequate rations of staff to children to ensure safety. It also provides numerous links to resources that provide even greater detail, including information regarding children’s risks concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).
A Funder’s Perspective on Child Care Response and Recovery During and After COVID-19: How can philanthropy best support the nation’s child care infrastructure to ensure we have an effective child care system for essential workers now and during recovery? Please join us for a special webinar, exclusively for the philanthropic community, to learn more about our nation’s child care system needs and how funders may best support them during and after this COVID-19 crisis.
NAEYC: Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills Webinar
Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options”: The National Association for the Education of Young Children presentation details how child care providers can benefit from Small Business Assistance. You can also watch the recording of the webinar here.
Child Care Aware of Virginia: COVID-19 Coronavirus Online Training for Early Childhood Professionals
Child Care Aware of Virginia is proud to announce that we have partnered with Institute for Childhood Preparedness to offer Virginia-based Child Care & Early Childhood Education Professionals a FREE self-paced online training opportunity to learn more about the COVID-19 crisis as it relates specifically to the child care profession.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, we understand there are concerns, especially among early childhood professionals. As a course participant, you will come away with the knowledge, resources, and tools to keep yourself, your staff, and the children in your care safe and prepared.
This course is provided by the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, and brought to you by Child Care Aware of Virginia. Early childhood professionals in Virginia have access to this course free of charge, on-demand 24/7.