Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
What's NEW?
March 23, 2019
Breaking News - all public and private K-12 Virginia schools will be closed for the remainder of the academic year.

View Tom Copland's slides from the webinar on T he Business side of C OVID-19 .

Recording from "Addressing the Policy Needs of Family Child Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic".

Great i nformation from Opportunities Exchange on how COVID-19 has impacted child care.

Attention Non-Profits:

A message from Community Foundation for a greater Richmond:
It is times like this when philanthropy can lean into its leadership role and unite our community for the greater good. At the Community Foundation, we are responding to the uncertainty with proactive action and collaboration.

In partnership with the  Emergency Management Alliance of Central Virginia , we have activated our regional disaster response fund to ensure resources are available for emerging needs related to the coronavirus and its impact in our region. The Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund will be administered as a public-private partnership between philanthropy, government and the nonprofit sector to address the most immediate urgent needs, as well as the longer-term effects of the pandemic and community recovery. We have seeded this fund with an initial contribution of $500,000.

To learn more about this fund and how to contribute, please visit our website o r the

Hands On Greater Richmond (a service of the Community Foundation) has a running list of critical volunteer needs in our region. View these regularly updated volunteer opportunities at  handsonrva.org/highneeds

Please keep sharing - we are here for you.


Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
Inscription COVID-19 on blue background. World Health Organization WHO introduced new official name for Coronavirus disease named COVID-19

For the most up-to-date info from Virginia DSS

Food and Nutrition Access
Text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 to find a feeding site near you. These sites are available to all children 0-18 years old.

Attn: Families
If you or someone you know is looking for childcare, call Child Care Aware of VA at 1-886-KIDS-TLC or email KaShara here .

Attn: Child Care Providers

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

Social Media Resources:
RVA Provider Facebook Page

Your SBGR team is teleworking and we are accessible via phone and email to help support you through these challenging times.

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