Help Me Grow San Mateo County has posted a broad range of resources to support children aged 0-5, as well as their families and care providers, during COVID 19 and beyond. The resources can be sorted by category for easier browsing. Help Me Grow San Mateo County connects parents, caregivers and providers with information and resources about early childhood development.
The Learning Policy Institute recently shared a blog post written by Research Analyst and Policy Advisor, Hanna Melnick. The post shares important information about why high quality child care is important for healthy development and the economy with telling statistics that reveal how fragile our child care system really is. Check out this article to find few highlights.
Tom Copeland, the nation’s leading expert in the business of family child care, will be hosting a free 1 hour Facebook Live training on Wednesday, May 27th at 5:30 PM PST. He will be discussing financially rebuilding your business after COVID-19, including planning, saving, retirement, government loans, local programs, backup plans, and helping childcare providers.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone in different ways and has created a lot of new stress and uncertainty. In times like this, prioritizing mental health is especially important. While so many things are out of your control, taking care of yourself is one thing that you can do to make things feel a little bit less overwhelming. In this article, we are sharing resources and tips for self-care that can easily fit into the busy lives of educators and caregivers.
EveryChild California hosted a two-part facilitated discussion with other early learning and care leaders around the latest updates on the spread of COVID-19. The conversation looked at specific steps being taken by programs in California who are reopening or who stayed open during lockdown but are now reorganizing to accept more children in their programs. If you are interested in viewing the recordings, Part I and Part II have been posted on their COVID-19 resource page.
The Small Business Administration has just issued an application and instructions on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. In this post you will find the application and instructions for borrowers.
While most children’s museums have temporarily closed in response to COVID-19, hundreds of Association of Children’s Museums around the world are now offering virtual programming to support playful learning at home! Click here to find a full list of museums offering this fun, virtual experience. You can search by museum name, location, or type of activity.
NAEYC recently published an article addressing some big concerns for child care professionals who are looking at reopening as shelter-in-place orders are lifted. The article notes that “our nation’s early childhood education programs have been navigating structural cracks and financial cliffs for decades. The COVID-19 pandemic has made these cracks and cliffs unavoidable, putting our programs into free fall. If our economy is to recover, it will require a reimagined approach to financing and structuring the systems that support high-quality child care.”
Starting June 1, NAEYC will offer over 100 presentations of content shared by NAEYC experts and a diverse group of presenters from all sectors of the industry. Presenters include policy experts, higher education faculty, school leaders, researchers and educators. NAEYC is providing access to these presentations at no charge as a gift to early learning professionals for all that they give to young children and their families.
Due to COVID-19, many businesses, including child care centers have been facing tough decisions and challenging situations. Business owners have been forced to figure out how to navigate layoffs, furloughs, and FFCRA. Check out the resources in this article, including a free, pre-recorded webinar and a podcast from CQEL, to find support, guidance, and information to help you navigate some of the toughest challenges presented by COVID-19.