Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 1, 2020.
Small Business Loans, Programs
Child care centers (for profit and non-profit) may apply for forgivable COVID-19 emergency loans of up to $10K through the Small Business Administration (SBA). The application is available here. Funds are limited. For more information, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Small Business Paycheck Protection Program also may help provide small businesses with funds to pay up to eight weeks of payroll costs including benefits. For additional small business supports related to the current health emergency, click here.
4C Virtual Training Launches
Three virtual 4C for Children CDA classes were held on Tuesday, March 31 in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley! Participants enjoyed reconnecting with each other and their instructor.
4C for Children will be using virtual classrooms to offer upcoming training for providers in both Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley. Virtual classes are not recorded. These classes require participants to log in on a specific day and at a specific time just like in-person training. We’ll share more information soon about the training options and how you can register.
Pandemic Child Care Licensees
If Someone Tests Positive for COVID-19
What should you do if if a staff member, child, or family member tests positive for COVID-19? ODJFS states that if a child tests positive, you should notify the department by sending an email to: ODJFS_childcare@jfs.ohio.gov with the Subject Line: COVID-19 Report. In the body of the email, state the program name, address, and license number. Specify if the person who tested positive is a child, family member or staff member.
Removal from the Pandemic Child Care List
If you have been approved as a Pandemic Child Care Program and now wish not to provide pandemic care, email a request to ODJFS.
Need Help Navigating?
We know all the changes that are happening can be overwhelming and confusing. You can find additional information on the ODJFS website, at the ODJFS help desk or by calling 1-877-302-2347.
If you cannot reach someone at ODJFS, contact us and we will do our best to get you the information you need:
- Email: coaching @4cforchildren.org
- Southwest Ohio: 513-758-1334
- Miami Valley: 937-220-9660 ext 1334
You can also visit our website for the latest information about state requirements and other guidelines.