The COVID-19 health emergency is impacting all our lives, especially those families with young children. In this weekly newsletter we will connect you with the most recent information about child care options, learning at home activities for children, emotional support resources for you and your children and more. In addition, we hope you also get some ideas of how you and your children can reduce stress and have some some fun together in these days of social distancing! Here is our newsletter from April 22, 2020.
Connecting Essential Worker Families With Child Care
4C for Children specialists are available to help families of workers providing health, safety and essential services in your child care search. Click here to see an interactive map of licensed Pandemic Child Care Programs in Southwest Ohio and the Miami Valley. Need help with your search? Call us at 800-256-1296 x1330, or email us.
Looking for some new things to try? Check out these resources:
- Visit the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) COVID-19 web page and find resources for families as well as educators. Some highlights:
- Watch this panel discussion on educating children while at home from the Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio.
- Find ideas for turning every day moments into learning opportunities on the PNC Grow Up Great website.
Helping Your Family Cope
Children aren’t the only ones dealing with emotions around the disruption caused by COVID-19. Remember: you are doing the best you can! The following articles offer some strategies that might help.
Emergency Meals for Children
Parents with children and teens 18 years old and under can use the USDA’s Meals 4 Kids mapping tool to find sites to pick up free nutritious meals and snacks. If you are in the City of Cincinnati, check out this interactive map for sites in your area.
Vroom: Creating Brain-Building Moments
Tap into Vroom resources and check out the tips and activities tailored to your 0 to 5-year-old child. You’ll not only learn to turn everyday activities into brain building opportunities, but you and your child will have lots of fun along the way!