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…

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…