Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
April 28, 2020
Breaking News from VDSS!

VDSS launches COVID-19 app and website to help Virginia's to connect to vital services.
Don't Miss The Fun:

Mo Willems every day at noon!

Little Gym FREE gymnastics classes for all ages
Digital Advocacy Day

Join Prevent Child Abuse America to ask Congress to include critical support and resources for children and families in the next stimulus package.
Provider Resources:

VDSS CARES Grant Information Packet including new FAQ and check list for applying

CCAoA overview of cash options available to child care programs during COVID-19

CACFP national survey for providers to show the impact of COVID-19 on CACFP participation. Help guide next steps.
Parent Resources:

Guidance for parents with ADHD during COVID-19

ParentPal app just released! Parent coaching and resources for daily activities and routines tailored to your child. FREE through June 2020.
What you need to know:

Bipartisan Policy Center: Results from a national parent survey on the child care impact of COVID-19

4 reasons why play is vital during COVID-19!
Please keep sharing -we are here for you.

Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
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
Regional Kindergarten Registration
Goes Virtual!
Launch is April 30th!

More info coming soon via smartbeginningsrva.org
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond