COVID-19: Resources for Child Care Programs
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We know COVID-19 (coronavirus) is on everyone’s mind right now, and with good reason. While we do not wish to cause alarm, we do want you, your staff, and the children in your care to stay safe and healthy, so we posted some resources geared specifically toward child care providers, parents, and caregivers of children.
- Stay home if you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- If a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds
- If hand-washing isn’t immediately available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
Check out the following links for more guidance on how to prevent the spread of the virus, how to be prepared, and how to manage anxiety during this time of uncertainty.
|CDC website||Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides great resources to a variety of audiences||Parents, educators, organizational leaders, event planners|
|Pandemic Flu Checklist||A checklist for helping child care providers plan and protect the health of the children in their care and their families during a pandemic||Child care program administrators|
|What Your Nonprofit Needs to Know||Webcast to inform non-profits on how to deal with issues that may arise related to Coronavirus||Non-profit leaders|
|Responding to Coronavirus: A Downloadable Guide for Schools||An article from Ed week with a guide that supports education leaders||Providers and school leaders|
|How Teachers Are Talking to Students About the Coronavirus||This article describes ways educators can discuss Coronavirus with their students||Educators|
|Covid-19 and kids: How to talk to children about the coronavirus||An easy-to-read bulleted list of tips to remember when discussing Coronavirus with children||Parents and educators|
|Stop a worry becoming catastrophic: how to talk to your kids about the coronavirus||A short article from the Guardian that helps parents and caregivers talk to children about the Coronavirus||Parents and caregivers|
|How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus||A short article from the New York Times that describes what to know about the Coronavirus and how to keep anxiety in check when discussing the situation||Parents and caregivers|
|Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus||A comic from NPR that supports children’s understanding of the Coronavirus||Parents and caregivers|
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