Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
COVID-19
April 16th!
VA's Governor announces $70 million in additional support from the CARES Act for child care services. Press Release
Details and new guidance documents from DSS:

Licensing Regulation Waivers released

Letter to providers about the CARES Act funds for Virginia

Using the CARES Act to support child care in VA- Updated April 15

Virginia CARES Act application
New DSS Subsidy Guidance

Subsidy FAQ- Updated April 15

Updating attendance records for subsidy
Webinars/Trainings:

ChildSavers FREE virtual trainings starting Saturday through June. Dates, times and registration here.

Families Forward VA presents: Virtual Town Hall with Dr. Melissa Merrick on the importance of supports for children/families socially and emotionally.

How to make your ECE program website effective. April 22, 2 p.m. Register here
Please keep sharing -we are here for you.

Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!
Show us your Pinwheels !

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
―  Robert Frost

Life cycle of colour segeant butterfly   Athyma nefte   from caterpillar and pupa _ metamorphosis _ growth hanging on twig
Food and Nutrition Access:

Know someone who needs help with food insecurity? Call Feed More's Hunger Hotline 804-521-2500
ex. 631

Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find a feeding site near you or search here. These sites are available to all children 0-18 years old.
Need work or looking for workers?

Join the ChildSavers-CDS Facebook page to list that you need staff or post if you are looking for work. There are almost 150 members now! Let's make these connections!
Attn: Child Care Providers

DSS Licensing Hotline:
1-800-543-7545

VADSS COVID -19 web page for the latest news and resources.
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