Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
May 20, 2020

Child Care Advocacy in a Post-COVID World
Session #2: A Different Kind of Advocacy – hear from successful child care and multi-issue children’s advocacy groups from around the U.S. – Tuesday, May 26th, 2:00 -3:30 pm EST - register here!

Session #3: Lessons From Different Fields – hear from successful advocates in other fields (like environmentalism and workers’ rights) about lessons that child care can apply – Monday, June 1st, 2:00 -3:30 pm EST - register here!

You can access the recording of Session #1 here! The password for the video: 4Z@#2%20

Care for Kids:

Sesame Street Monster Meditation: Good night body with Elmo

YOGAed: Simple ways for teachers to teach yoga and mindfulness during distance learning, a FREE toolkit
News You Can Use:

New York Times Opinion Piece:
We’ve long failed to fund the child care sector like the public good that it is. Now it’s on the brink of collapse.

Early Learning Nation: Early childhood policy meets early childhood science, Part. 1: On School Readiness by Elliot Haspel from Robins Foundation

Call to Action:

Send a message to the Senate and White House asking for support for financial relief for the CACFP community
Mental Health Resources:

Chesterfield suicide awareness and prevention coalitions virtual resources fair, May 20, 7 p.m.

Please keep sharing -we are here for you.

Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
We choose to go to the moon and do these other things,
not because they are easy, but because they are hard.
– John Fitzgerald Kennedy
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 post your need staff or that you are looking for work. There are almost 150 members now! Let's make these connections!
Attn: Child Care Providers

DSS Licensing Hotline:

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

Update your program status with Child Care Aware of VA

Childcare Providers
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