Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 29, 2020.
Unemployment Eligibility Expanded
Ohio’s unemployment system is now allowing persons who would not traditionally qualify for benefits to begin getting this help. The change applies to self-employed individuals, including business owners and some family care providers, AND individuals making under the necessary minimum.
Payments likely will not begin until mid-May. To learn more visit the ODJFS Unemployment website and click on the “Get Started Now” button.
Free Children’s Books
Here’s some great information to share with your families. Let them know that Ohio children from age 0 to 5 are eligible to receive a free book every month through the Imagination Library. Currently families living in our service area in the following counties can enroll: Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Warren. Clermont County is coming soon!
Child Care Programs Remain Closed
Gov. DeWine has outlined the steps being taken to prepare to re-open Ohio businesses beginning on May 1. Ohio’s child care programs, except those operating under pandemic licenses, will remain closed. Click here for more details.
Ohio AEYC Webinars Feature National Presenters
Over the next two weeks, the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC) will host three webinars presented by national presenters. Two of the presenters, Cea Cohen Elliott and Steve Gross, have delivered keynotes in the past at the 4C for Children Leadership and Early Childhood Conference. Each of the webinars is free and Ohio Approved. Space is limited.
- Alex Sheen: “because i said I would”:Thursday, April 30 | 7-8 p.m.
- Cea Cohen Elliott: “No I’m Not OK! How Early Childhood Educators Can Cope During the Pandemic: Tuesday, May 5 | 7:30-8:30 p.m.
- Steve Gross: “The Healing Power of Optimism”: Thursday, May 7 | 7:30 p.m.
Click here to see additional webinars happening this week.
Need Help Navigating?
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
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.
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