Read our weekly newsletter for Southwest Ohio and Miami Valley Child Care Providers for the week of August 10, 2020.
Updates from ODJFS
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has updated several key documents for child care. Please review the following:
Transitional Pandemic Child Care Rules
These rules are effective Sunday, August 9, 2020.
- Manual Transmittal Letter (Summary of changes)
- Rules for Child Care Centers
- Rules for Family Child Care
- Rules for Day Camps
Step Up To Quality Documents
Pandemic Support Payment Documents
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) – Revised: 08/09/2020
- ODJFS Child Care Centers & Day Camps and ODE Preschool & School-Age Child Care Centers – Revised: 08/08/2020
- ODJFS Type A Homes, Type B Homes, In-Home Aides – 08/09/2020
Child Care Inspection COVID-19 Safety Measures
Make sure you review this document from ODJFS with important information: “Licensing specialists and child care providers/staff can minimize their risk of exposure to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by following standard precautions and guidelines. During an inspection, to keep the licensing specialist, provider, staff and children safe, you are being asked to do the following…”
Coaching Corner: Mid-Week Meetup
Free virtual coaching sessions for family child care providers and center-based administrators are held each week via Zoom. Make plans to join us and your fellow child care providers!
Wednesday, Aug. 12 | 1-3 p.m.
This week’s topic: A panel of child care providers will share how they are adapting for the need for school-age care. Click here to register.
Learn more about coaching opportunities.
Tune Into Training
Join us for these upcoming free virtual training opportunities.
- Aug. 12: It’s About the Process: Focusing on the Process of Art
- Aug. 13: You Can’t Come to My Birthday Party! Enhancing Social Competence
- Aug. 14: ELDS Module Level 2: Language and Literacy, Birth to 36 months
- Aug. 14:From A Tree To A Forest-Integrate cultural diversity into an ECE learning environment
- Aug. 18: ELDS Level 1
Visit 4cforchildren.org/training for more!
Attention: Hamilton County Providers!
Hamilton County is using funding from the CARES Act to help the community navigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for relevant programs for you or for the families you serve:
Child Care Provider Relief Program – This program is intended to stabilize Hamilton County child care providers from financial loss associated with operating under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care (TPCC) license as they served children and families from Hamilton County using Publicly Funded Child Care. Learn more.
Rent & Utility Relief Program – This program provides short term assistance to renters who live in Hamilton County and can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
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