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…

Grandparenting in the Time of COVID-19

Harvard Health Blog | Ellen S. Glazer, LICSW COVID-19 may temporarily alter the format of our relationships with our grandchildren. This is humbling but it need not be crippling. When a family is in need of last-minute child care, the child’s grandparents are often the first and most reliable resource. However, amid closure of schools…

Colorado Kids are Stressed About Coronavirus. Here are Some Ways Adults Can Help.

Colorado Sun | Erica Breunlin Kids rely on parents to better understand the coronavirus and calm their worries… [Parents] need to clearly explain the virus in ways children can comprehend and regularly check in with their emotions. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a never-before-seen break in routine for young children. Schools and child care centers…

Districts Brace for Crash in State K-12 Revenue Due to Coronavirus

Education Week | Daarel Burnette, II School districts across the US are finding creative ways to keep students engaged during the coronavirus pandemic. However, this requires a significant financial investment for which many simply are not prepared. This article from Education Week reveals that a stifled economy and the growing costs of emergency services will…

Child Welfare Services and Caretakers Grapple with COVID-19 Effects

NPR | Leila Fadel New child welfare guidance from the Administration for Children and Families allows for case workers to conduct visitation via video conference. And in New York City, parents with children in foster care are being required to connect with their children only through FaceTime. NPR’s Morning Edition explores the impact COVID-19 protocols…

Supporting Families and Child Care Providers Through COVID-19

New America | Aaron Loewenberg & Laura Bornfreund This New America article details the contents of a letter to Congress, signed by over 30 national organizations, requests emergency funding for early care and learning as part of any emergency stimulus package. Without access to child care, millions of parents will not be able continue working,…

Colorado Governor Announces Emergency Child Care for Frontline Coronavirus Workers

Chalkbeat Colorado | Melanie Asmar Governor Jared Polis brought together statewide early childhood experts to create a child care support system for workers essential to slowing the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado. This article from Chalkbeat Colorado discusses the new Colorado Emergency Child Care Collaborative that is now available to professionals in…