Early Childhood Community Resources for:
An important update to the SBGR early childhood community.

Keep Scrolling: The resources at the bottom of this message will continue to be updated so don't miss out!

Breaking News:

Click here to h ear from Virginia leaders about how to care for children in child care during this time .

Upcoming Webinars:

FACEBOOK LIVE March 19 at 2 p.m.
Dr. Bergen Nelson, a pediatrician, will be answering your questions about your child’s vulnerability to COVID19. Join here.

Bracing for COVID-19: What Early Childhood Programs Need to Know and Consider Now! with Tom Copeland and Child Care Aware of America. Register here.

Super INFORMATIVE Webinars:
State: VECF March 17th Recording

National: Child Care Aware of America March 17th Recording

Food and Nutrition Access
ALL school based feeding programs are open to children aged 0-18 years old. Please check with your school district for specific schedules. This is a state-wide directive.

Ways to Advocate
Let your lawmakers know to include the child care industry in the upcoming Congressional Economic Bailout Package here. It just takes a click.

The need is gaining awareness - finally! Read the RTD article published today.

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

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

Tell Us How You are Doing

By answering these ?s in red!
In order to stay current and nimble in this changing environment, we want to hear from you. Please share your experiences. We will use this to keep our network informed and to mobilize support for our early care community.


  • What are the immediate needs you are seeing in your community as it relates to child care and early care services?
  • If you are a child care provider, tell us how COVID-19 is impacting your business?
  • What immediate needs are you experiencing? i.e. onsite supplies like hand sanitizer, thermometers....
  • Are there any resources or help you'd like us to share with the Smart Beginnings network?
  • Any other information you can share would be extremely helpful.

Again, our sincere thanks!
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