Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
May 21, 2020
State Resources:

Governor Northam launches Stayhomevirginia.com . This site will provide resources to help Virginians navigate housing programs, services and resources. Press Release here.

Virginia Department of Social Services has added a COVID-19 page and app designed to streamline access to critical resources.
Federal Resources:

New CDC interim guidance as we begin to open up again. Go to page 40 for guidance specific to child care programs.
Zero to Three:

State of babies yearbook 2020 virtual release event, June 11. RSVP to receive it in your inbox on the big day.

Learn about language development and age appropriate activities to build language for children 0-3.
Call to Action:

Virginia has developed a unified set of early learning and development standards for children 0-5. These standards will replace the Milestone's of Child Development (The Virginia Department of Social Services) and the Foundation Blocks for Early Learning (Virginia Department of Education - VDOE. The preliminary draft is ready to view . Your input is needed to make this a document that all early care providers can use to guide children's growth and development. Have your voices heard by filling out the feedback survey!  
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
Childcare Providers
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