Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 9, 2020.
More Free Virtual Training Available
We’re thrilled to share additional virtual limited-time training opportunities for you. These sessions are Ohio Approved, FREE and feature live instruction. The funding that supports these free sessions won’t be available indefinitely but in this unusual situation, we are so happy to be able to help you expand your knowledge and come together virtually!
The training uses Zoom (a free app for virtual meetings that you can download). You will receive an emailed meeting link prior to each training so please make sure your email is accurate in the registry! Just like in-person training you have to attend to get credit. In the virtual world that means that if you do not log into the training during the scheduled time, you will not receive credit.
See our offerings below and sign up for your training using the ST# for your region:
|ST: Miami Valley
|Colleagues and Children: Tools to Support Pro-Social Behavior in the Early Childhood Classroom
|Wednesday, 4/22, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
|Inclusion: Preparing the ECE Program to Serve Children with Special Needs
|Monday, 5/4, 1 to 3 p.m.
|Enhancing Math for Early Learners
|Wednesday, 5/6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
|Using interests, Project Approach and Everyday Events to Discover Science
|Monday, 5/11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
|The Oldies but Goodies…Live on!
|Wednesday, 5/13, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Celebrating Week of the Young Child
While the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways, it hasn’t changed the need to celebrate and support young children and the adults who love, care for, and educate them. As we prepare to celebrate the Week of the Young Child next week the celebration will look different. But what remains the same is our ability to join together to lift up our voices on behalf of the children, families, and educators across the country, and in our community!
One way you can do that is to use your social media channels to post photos and videos of how you are doing that using #WOYC20. For social media post examples and daily activities, see these resources from NAEYC.
Among the issues being considered by the U.S. House and Senate leaders considering the next COVID-19 legislative emergency relief package is a 15 percent increase to the maximum SNAP benefit. Click here to learn more. If you need help finding contact information for your representative or senator, you can use this tool.
Pandemic Child Care Licensees
Need Help Navigating?
We know all the changes that are happening can be overwhelming and confusing. 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: 937-220-9660 ext 1334
You can also visit our website for the latest information about state requirements and other guidelines.