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ECLKC Ask the Expert Series: Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs During Covid-19

Children with special health care needs are experiencing unique barriers to care during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Join Jessica Foster, MD, FAAP, in this “Ask the Expert” series webinar to learn about challenges and strategies to providing supports and care to children with feeding, developmental, and disability concerns.

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Virginia Early Childhood Foundation: Webinars Focus on VA’s Stimulus Funds for Child Care Impacted by COVID-19

VECF offered two webinars with Virginia’s First Lady Pamela Northam and state agency officials. The presentations will provide a high level overview of Virginia’s current child care landscape and information about the $70 million in federal relief funds that Virginia received as part of the CARES Act for child care programs impacted by the pandemic. 


Child Care Aware of America: Webinars

States’ Response to COVID-19 and Child Care – Part 2: This webinar focuses on how states are responding to the Coronavirus. Specifically, what decisions have they made about important child care issues: emergency care, supporting families  with critical childcare decisions, child care subsidies, and supporting providers to care for essential workers’ children.         

Child Care During COVID-19: Guidance & Implementation from Experts: Learn about the new guidance from the CDC which also provides details for providers and programs that choose to remain open, focusing on social distancing strategies, cleaning and disinfection efforts, modifying drop-off and pick-up procedures, caring for infants and toddlers, healthy hand hygiene behavior, food preparation and meal service, vulnerable and high-risk groups and how best to maintain adequate rations of staff to children to ensure safety. It also provides numerous links to resources that provide even greater detail, including information regarding children’s risks concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19).

A Funder’s Perspective on Child Care Response and Recovery During and After COVID-19: How can philanthropy best support the nation’s child care infrastructure to ensure we have an effective child care system for essential workers now and during recovery? Please join us for a special webinar, exclusively for the philanthropic community, to learn more about our nation’s child care system needs and how funders may best support them during and after this COVID-19 crisis.

NAEYC: Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills Webinar

Yourself, Your Staff, and Your Bills: Helping Child Care Programs Understand and Navigate SBA Loan Options”: The National Association for the Education of Young Children presentation details how child care providers can benefit from Small Business Assistance. You can also watch the recording of the webinar here.  

OCC Webinar: Discussion with CDC Regarding Guidance for Child Care Programs that Remain Open – April 14, 2020

Staff from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention answered questions related to guidance for child care programs operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. Office of Child Care staff responded to policy and programmatic specific questions.

Virginia Early Childhood Foundation: Support for Early Childhood during COVID-19 Webinars

VECF provides information, resources, tools, and webinars to support child care providers in navigating decision-making and the financial and business implications for them resulting from COVID-19. 


Child Care Aware of Virginia: Human Resources and Legal Considerations for Child Care Businesses During COVID-19 Webinar – April 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT

Owners/directors of child care centers and family day homes: Please join us for a high-level discussion regarding the labor and employment issues associated with managing a workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other topics, the panel of presenters will discuss recent federal legislation related to paid leave benefits and unemployment compensation; wage and hour considerations; and common issues under the ADA and OSHA.

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Child Care Aware of Virginia: COVID-19 Coronavirus Online Training for Early Childhood Professionals

Child Care Aware of Virginia is proud to announce that we have partnered with Institute for Childhood Preparedness to offer Virginia-based Child Care & Early Childhood Education Professionals a FREE self-paced online training opportunity to learn more about the COVID-19 crisis as it relates specifically to the child care profession. 

Our COVID-19 coronavirus online training for early childhood professionals is now available and open for enrollment.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, we understand there are concerns, especially among early childhood professionals. As a course participant, you will come away with the knowledge, resources, and tools to keep yourself, your staff, and the children in your care safe and prepared.

This course is provided by the Institute for Childhood Preparedness, and brought to you by Child Care Aware of Virginia. Early childhood professionals in Virginia have access to this course free of charge, on-demand 24/7.