Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 21, 2020.
Child Care Not Impacted by State’s School Closing Announcement
Gov. DeWine announced yesterday that the state’s school systems will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year. This announcement has no connection to the reopening of child care programs throughout the state. ODJFS is taking the lead in creating a plan for reopening and we will continue to keep you updated as details of that plan are released.
PNC Grow Up Great Resources
Check out the PNC Grow Up Great tools that help develop curious young minds from birth to five. You’ll find free high quality resources that help foster daily learning interactions with young children. Click here to learn more.
Taking Care of Yourself
Child Care Aware of America is offering the following webinars this week. If you register and are put on a wait list, know that following the webinar’s conclusion, you will receive a link to the recorded event as well as all related materials.
- EarlyEdU Special Edition Webinar: Mindfulness: A Resilience Practice
Tuesday, April 21, 2 p.m. | Not Ohio Approved
Learn mindfulness practices that can build teacher resilience and reduce stress to optimize effectiveness as early childhood educators. Click here to register.
- Comprehensive Self-Care for Educators Webinar
Wednesday, April 22, 2 p.m. | Not Ohio Approved
Learn about “comprehensive self-care,” which centers on five interconnected aspects of well-being: physical, emotional, social, community and purpose. You’ll explore the science of well-being and receive practical tips to nurture your mind and body. Click here to register.
A Closer Look at Tinkering Webinar
Thursday, April 23, 3 p.m. | Not Ohio Approved
Join Cate Heroman, author of Making and Tinkering with STEM and Lianna Kali, Project Director for The Tinkering Studio in San Francisco’s Exploratorium, as they share strategies for investigations to try at home and at school. During the NAEYC webinar, “Making and Tinkering at Home and School,” you’ll get a closer look at tinkering with two big ideas–light and shadow play and balls, ramps, and chain reactions. Click here to register.
Trauma Informed Family Engagement
Hopewell Health Centers with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and ODJFS will begin the first of a series of Trauma Informed Family Engagement webinars on Thursday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional webinars will be held throughout May and June. For more information about the webinar, upcoming dates and registration, click here.
Pandemic Child Care Liscensees
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? Check out ODJFS Newly Reordered Website
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: 937-723-1334
You can also visit our website for the latest information about state requirements and other guidelines.