Here’s a quick snapshot of the latest resources and information we have today, April 30, 2020.
Why Are People Covering Their Faces?
Following the Centers for Disease Control recommendations, Gov. DeWine has encouraged all Ohioans to wear masks when in public to help limit the spread of COVID-19. But some young children may feel uneasy about seeing others wearing masks. Here’s some helpful tips to help children understand why wearing a mask is a good thing and not something to be frightened of. For visual learners, check out this resource from Cincinnati Children’s.
2020 Census: Making Sure All Children Are Counted
The 2020 U.S. Census is underway and now is the time to make sure we are all counted, especially our community’s children. In 2010, it’s estimated about 1 million young children were not counted—the highest undercount of any age group. When children are missed in the Census, programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), the National School Lunch Program, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program miss out on funding.
Let your families know how important completing the Census is and help ensure this undercount doesn’t happen again. And don’t forget to complete your Census, too!
Little Scientists – Exploring MATH! Webinar
Monday, May 5 | 3 p.m. | Not Ohio Approved
Head Start is hosting this webinar, which will have English and Spanish captioning, for preschool teachers and family child care providers. The webinar will present strategies and teaching practices that help children explore math and how to use art to encourage math concepts and skills. Click here to register.
Click hereto see additional webinars happening this week, including today’s OAEYC event “because I said I would,” presented by Alex Sheen from 7-8 p.m.
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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