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. Here is our newsletter from May 13, 2020.
Action Alert: Take Two Minutes to Advocate for Child Care
Today, we’re encouraging you to raise your voice for children, families, and child care providers by asking Congress to provide dedicated, flexible funding for child care in its next relief package. Advocating is now easier than ever. Just fill out a quick form and you’ll have the opportunity to…
- Add your story to a pre-drafted message (or send as-is!)
- Call your representative
- Tag your representative in a post on Twitter
Join thousands of Ohioans who are reaching out to Congress TODAY.
Help Finding 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. Visit the ODJFS website for more information on child care during this time. Need help with your search? Call us at 800-256-1296 x1330, or email us.
Here are some new activity tips and inspiration!
- Questions about social distancing? Use this social narrative on social distancing from Cincinnati Children’s to help explain the importance.
- Choose a fun story time to watch as a family with this collection from PNC Grow Up Great.
- Watch these Vroom Tips for Outdoors.
Helping Your Family Cope
Take care of your family’s mental health with these resources:
- Sign up for Pause for Parenting, free sessions from the Consortium for Resilient Young Children
- Download the Child & Family Mental Health Toolkit from Groundwork Ohio. View the webinar that explains the resources in the toolkit and more.
- On May 21, join a free webinar from The Ohio State University A. Sophie Rogers School for Early Learning on Navigating Sibling Rivalry and Conflict Resolution With Kids
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!