Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
COVID-19
June 15, 2020
News you can use:

In case you missed it...SBGR launched is new website that is filled with all kinds of information to help families, providers and partners navigate our current COVID-19 world. It also has archived copies of ALL our daily digests! Check it out!

VAAEYC: Join us for a screening of the much anticipated documentary " No Small Matter," which explores the most overlooked, underestimated and powerful force for change in America: early childhood education. 3 times are set, space is limited. Register here!

Opportunities Exchange expert Louise Stoney speaks: "What does the ECE field need more than anything right now?" while highlighting one of our own Richmond centers, St. James CDC, on what allowed them to invest more money and time in their staff. Hear her speak about the importance of hands on coaching and technology as a way to support programs to be successful businesses while offering high quality child care.
For Parents:

Everyday Parenting Solutions: Screen time, how much is too much? Join a round table discussion with experts and families  on June 19th, 12-1:00 p.m. 

WBUR: Hear from a child therapist on how to address kids stress and trauma during the pandemic and protests
VPM PBS Kids Corner:


Learning Plus   schedule!

Richmond City Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities:

Grants are available from $250-350 to groups who have creative ideas to build community during these times of social distancing. Applications due by 5p.m., July 19. Email Rebecca Davis for more information.

Phase II details of what community parks are now open
Calling All Employers:

Help inform recommendations for policy changes that support improved child care systems in VA by completing this short survey from Back To Work VA: A Child Care Recovery and Renaissance Task Force
Please keep sharing -we are here for you.

Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says
‘I’m possible! 

Audrey Hepburn
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:
1-800-543-7545


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

Update your program status with Child Care Aware of VA
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond
admin@smartbeginningsrva.org
804-409-5650
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