Monday, Aug. 10
Updates from ODJFS
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has updated several key documents for child care. Please review the following:

Transitional Pandemic Child Care Rules
These rules are effective Sunday, August 9, 2020.

Step Up To Quality Documents

Pandemic Support Payment Documents
Face Mask 1
Child Care Inspection COVID-19 Safety Measures
Make sure you review this document from ODJFS with important information: "Licensing specialists and child care providers/staff can minimize their risk of exposure to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by following standard precautions and guidelines. During an inspection, to keep the licensing specialist, provider, staff and children safe, you are being asked to do the following..."
Mid-Week Meetup
Free virtual coaching sessions for family child care providers and center-based administrators are held each week via Zoom.

Make plans to join us and your fellow child care providers!

Wednesday, Aug. 12
1-3 p.m.
This week's topic: A panel of child care providers will share how they are adapting for the need for school-age care

Updates From the Field
Attention: Hamilton County Providers!
Hamilton County is using funding from the CARES Act to help the community navigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. See below for relevant programs for you or for the families you serve:

Child Care Provider Relief Program - This program is intended to stabilize Hamilton County child care providers from financial loss associated with operating under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care (TPCC) license as they served children and families from Hamilton County using Publicly Funded Child Care. Learn more.

Rent & Utility Relief Program - This program provides short term assistance to renters who live in Hamilton County and can document income loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more.
4C for Children is a local nonprofit organization that supports everyone who cares for young children by educating child care professionals, helping families find child care and offering parent resources.