Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
COVID-19
April 8, 2020
Webinar Recordings

"Talking to Children About COVID-19" from First Lady of Virginia Pam Northam. Watch here!

Do you know the new CACFP flexible guidelines? Check out this FRAC webinar recording here to find out more.
Just Released: Virginia Resources

Letter signed by DSS and DOE to document that child care programs are essential workers.

New guide for Virginia early care programs on how to navigate business decisions during COVID-19.
OTHER REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS!!!
Making a Difference

At  www.togetheroneregion.org , you can find more information about the Central Virginia COVID-19 Response Fund, along with ways you can volunteer your time or donate in-kind goods to support organizations providing essential services in our region.

An Open Letter to Parents from National Teacher of the Year Richmond's own Rodney Robinson on Tips for Remote Learning and How to Support Your School Community.
Best Practices

New CDC recommendation for children and mask usage.

VA WIC- What is true?

CDC recommendations if you are pregnant or breastfeeding during COVID-19.
Important Surveys

If you are a new or expecting mother, please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help guide supports in RVA during this time.

ChamberRVA is working with localities and economic development organizations to identify financial resources and develop financial programs to support our business community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take this survey to share how this has impacted your business.
Please keep sharing -we are here for you.

Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
Smiling does not necessarily mean you're happy.
Sometimes it just means you're strong.
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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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