Daily Early Childhood Community Update for:
COVID-19
April 22, 2020
From First Lady Northam:

A message of support for all child care providers.

For Providers:

Updated CDC guidance for child care programs still open

For Families:

RPS Support line for Families
804-780-6195 - Food and Tech Distribution, Housing and Transportation Support, Pre-K and K-registration and more!


FAQ on breastfeeding during COVID-19

The Mental Health Resource Center at Children's Hospital is a hub for support, referrals and encouragement when navigating mental health options for your children.
Webinars:

Supporting Adolescents & Young Adults Through COVID and Beyond, 4/23 at 1:00 p.m. hosted by SCAN register here!


Office of HeadStart "Caring for Children in Group Settings During COVID-19"
Friday, April 24, 2–3:30 p.m. Register here!
Earth Day Fun:


Watch or record the premiere of ‘Jane Goodall: The Hope’ on National Geographic Channel, Disney+ and Hulu TODAY April 22nd, Earth Day, 9:00 p.m.!


National Park Service: Earth Day resources
Please keep sharing -we are here for you.

Stay safe and be well.

Your SBGR Team
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
& Repeat!

Happy Earth Day!

“Every individual matters.
Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference.”

―  Jane Goodall
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 lpost that you need staff or you are looking for work. There are almost 150 members now! Let's make these connections!
Attn: Child Care Providers

DSS Licensing Hotline:
1-800-543-7545

VADSS COVID -19 web page for the latest news and resources.

Update your program status with Child Care Aware of VA
A NEW RVA Basics website and FREE texting support
is coming SOON!
Stay tuned!
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond
admin@smartbeginningsrva.org
804-409-5650
smartbeginningsrva.org