Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 24, 2020.
Tips on Federal Support
Tom Copeland and several others hosted a webinar for family child care providers yesterday focused on how to apply for federal financial support. The recorded webinar will help family child care providers understand the new federal relief options and then translate the policy to practice (e.g., screenshots about how to fill out the SBA applications and translate related forms). Click here to find out more information and to see the links for the recorded webinar as well as the PowerPoint slides.
In addition, here’s a resource that helps explain some of the federal options that may be available to all child care programs.
CDA Deadlines Extended
The Council for Professional Recognition is extending the CDA Renewal Amnesty Program to June 30. In addition, the Council has extended deadlines associated with application and verification visits. For more information on all these deadline extensions, click here.
Webinars for Next Week
There are a variety of webinars scheduled for next week covering topics like addressing abuse and neglect during COVID-19, supporting early learning while at home, embracing anti-bias classroom, facilitating meaningful connection with children virtually and more. Check out the complete list here.
Pandemic Child Care Licensees
Caring for Children in Group Settings Webinar
Friday, April 24, 2-3:30 p.m. | Not Ohio Approved
Do you have questions about how to keep children in your care and your staff healthy? This webinar presented by the Office of Head Start will highlight the guidance and best practices from the Centers for Disease Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Caring for Our Children. The session will include time for questions.
Topics for the webinar include:
Understanding what is currently known about COVID-19
Reviewing CDC and AAP guidance for ECE programs that are currently open
Integrating the guidance with best practices in managing infectious disease
Providing child care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including what’s different
Applying the CDC guidelines to your program to prevent and respond to COVID-19.
Click here to register for the webinar.
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: 937-220-9660 ext 1334
You can also visit our website for the latest information about state requirements and other guidelines.