Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
COVID-19
What's NEW?
March 19, 2019
Urgent Breaking News:

State level webinar at 7 p.m. today! More guidance coming with a chance to ask questions.
Join Here. Recording to follow tomorrow.

Read the directive from leaders at VA DSS on how to care for children in your care during this time.

Read the position statement from VECF on COVID-19.

Upcoming Webinars:


Bracing for COVID-19: What Early Childhood Programs Need to Know and Consider Now! with Tom Copeland and Child Care Aware of America. March 20,
2 p.m. NOW FULL CLICK HERE TO GET THE LINK FOR THE RECORDING

INFORMATIVE Webinars:

Dr. Bergen Nelson's Facebook Live March 19 Recordin g

Food and Nutrition Access
ALL school based feeding programs are open to children aged 0-18 years old. Locations are being added and moved daily so please check with your school district web site for dates and locations. This is a state-wide directive.

Attn: Child Care Providers
Please let us know if you plan to close/have closed your program OR if your program is open and has availability to care for more children.
Complete this short survey from CCAoVA!

Attn: Families
If you or someone you know is looking for childcare, call Child Care Aware of VA at 1-886-KIDS-TLC or email KaShara here .

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.

THANK 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.

QUESTIONS:

  • 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!
Stay Current:
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804-409-5650
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