Now that Ohio is moving to Temporary Pandemic Child Care licensing during this coronavirus emergency, it is important to network as a group to share ideas and support each other’s efforts. The Ohio Association of Child Care Providers is offering an opportunity for child care providers to come together to figure out the details and share the answers. Click here to register.
Monday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Build Your Own Emotional Health
Child care providers have been on the front line during this stressful time, continuing to provide quality care to our community’s youngest children. Southwest Ohio AEYC, Ohio AEYC and Groundwork Ohio will host a webinar from 6:30-7:30 p.m. focusing on sharing strategies for supporting your mental health during this time.
The webinar will feature Nefertiti Bruce Poyner, M.Ed. She is a provider of professional learning for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children and coauthor of Socially Strong, Emotionally Secure: 50 Activities to Promote Resilience in Young Children and Building Your Bounce: Simple Strategies for a Resilient You, designed to help child care providers like you build resilience. Click here to register.
Temporary Closure Ratios
While details of Gov. DeWine’s order to close child care programs throughout the state on Thursday, March 26 have not been released, the following measures are expected to be required of the Pandemic Child Care Centers based on his announcement yesterday:
- There should be no more than 6 children in a class.
- Ratios must be kept at 1 teacher to no more than 6 children.
- Children whose parents are employed by the same entity should be kept together whenever possible.
- The same teachers and children should be kept in the same room whenever possible.
- Shared space or mixing of groups should be limited.
- If shared space is used, a rigorous cleaning schedule must be in place.
- Parent interaction should be limited at drop-off and pick-up.
More information will be coming related to how payments will work outside of the emergency rules released last week.
Here’s the most recent guidance on background checks for Pandemic Child Care Center staff.
Decisions are being made on the trillion dollar Economic Stimulus package in Congress. We stand together with all Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) advocates in asking Congress to ensure that the CACFP community is supported in the Economic Stimulus plan. Click here, fill in your ZIP code for an auto search of your government representatives, and add your name and address. The letter will auto-populate. Then press send.