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 20, 2020.
Returning to Child Care May 31
With child care programs in Ohio permitted to reopen May 31, we know you may have lots of questions. Our specialists are available to help the best we can during this time. In addition, here are some resources as you consider transitioning back to a child care program:
- What Parents Should Know About Sending Children Back to Child Care, from Ohio Department of Health
- Seven tips for a successful transition back to child care, from Dayton Children’s and Montgomery County Preschool Promise
- Information on Health and Safety Measures Child Care Programs May Take During COVID-19 (Download in English or Spanish), from Child Care Aware of America
Here are some new activity tips and inspiration!
- On May 21 from 6-7 p.m., join Southwest Ohio AEYC for Families, Children, & Remote Learning Panel Discussion. Register here.
- Check out activities to support your child’s social emotional development at home from Pathways.org
Helping Your Family Cope
- Watch this clip from our recent segment on Fox 19 on ideas to help build you and your child to cope with change
- Listen to this podcast from NPR as a family–it features Grover from Sesame Street, who speaks directly to children on their questions around COVID-19
- Sign up for Pause for Parenting, free sessions from the Consortium for Resilient Young Children
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!