The Kids Aren’t All Right

The Atlantic | Vann R. Newkirk II “This is likely a once-in-a-generation disaster, and it will affect every domain of human life. It will be traumatic. And trauma always falls hardest on the youngest among us.” Trauma affects children and adults differently, and the major disruption to children’s lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is…

As Closures Continue, Child Care Providers and Early Educators Struggle

New America Education Policy Blog | Aaron Loewenberg “There is clearly a need for immediate and significant help from both states and the federal government in order to keep providers from closing permanently due to a lack of funds.” Child care centers continue to be closed throughout the US as a result of the spreading…

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

ColoradoBiz | Staff “SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.” The US Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest relief loans for small businesses and…

Child Care During COVID-19? Mesa County to Start Hotline

Grand Junction Sentinel | Joe Vaccarelli “Nurses, doctors, and emergency medical personnel are essential to the challenge we face in helping people infected with COVID-19… we see an opportunity to support these brave and essential people by caring for their children as they care for our community.” Mesa County’s Public Health and Human Services departments…

How to Care for Kids if You’re Sick With Covid-19

Wired | Adrienne So “This is a risk-balance issue… If you are mildly sick, who is going to take care of the kids in your home? The risk of transmitting an infection to a child is not going to result in a whole lot, because kids do well. But if you are sick and have…

Medical Students Around the US are Offering to Babysit for Hospital Workers

Business Insider | Yeji Jesse Lee “I recognized that there was a significant need for childcare amongst essential healthcare workers… I also began to think about the level of trust that exists between faculty and med students because our networks are so tight and robust.” With child care facilities across the country closing due to…

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine Orders Special Coronavirus Restrictions on Daycares

Cleveland.com | Andrew J. Tobias “The obvious concern in regard to daycare is putting a large number of children together,” [Governor] DeWine said. “Social distancing does not work too well. Children are known to share about everything.” Along with a stay-at-home order and the closure of all non-essential businesses, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Sunday…

Colorado Child Care Centers Fear for Their Survival Amid Coronavirus Closures

Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin “…the biggest flaw that’s been revealed is that we have not built an infrastructure around early care in education that can withstand a disruption…That is most acutely seen in our low pay for our teachers, our early childhood teachers, and the vulnerable position that so many providers are in that…