Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
COVID-19
April 15, 2020
Recordings and Webinars

ChildSavers is offering a webinar on marketing your child care business. Friday, April 17 2-3 p.m. Get your FREE ticket here !

VECF will host a call with state agency officials on Friday, April 17 at 1:30 PM to provide details about the $70 million in federal stimulus funds Virginia has just received as part of the CARES Act in support of child care programs impacted by the pandemic. Space is limited - register HERE!

National Resources

Updated guidance from the CDC for programs that remain open.

New Guide on COVID-19 and Early Childhood from The Center on the Developing Child.
Please keep sharing -we are here for you.

Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
A stuffed animal of Grover from Sesame Street sits in front of blue and silver pinwheels at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.

Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow, 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, received Grover from a police officer on the night she was taken out of an abusive home.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
and the pinwheel is a symbol for
healthy starts for all children.
(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Longfellow/Released)

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
- Confucius
little boy climbing a rock wall indoor
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.
At Home?

Do you want to keep children in your home? Contact Patricia at ChildSavers for a FREE Family Child Care Start Up Toolkit. 804-591-3919
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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