Planning & Preparing Child Care Programs to Respond to COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this morning, ODJFS shared new rules on Temporary Licensing Procedures to Address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. Those rules are now posted online along with the application to become licensed as a pandemic child care provider.


This afternoon, we partnered with Dayton-Montgomery County Preschool Promise/Learn to Earn Dayton, Ohio AEYC, OACCP, and OCCRRA. More than 1,500 child care providers were able to join us for the call and learn more about how family- and center-based child care providers are responding, hear how statewide organizations are responding to the crisis, and learn more about supports available to small businesses. You can watch the full recording of the webinar below and access all the resources that were shared on the call here.


Please be sure to join us for another webinar on Friday, March 20th featuring experts in small business supports to provide more detailed technical assistance on accessing small business loans and unemployment as well as an update on any new state and federal guidelines. Register for the webinar here.


We also ask you to take a moment to call your federally-elected officials, especially your Senators, and ask them to provide significant, flexible and emergency funding that will maintain our nation's quality child care supply today and into the future. For more on the immediate relief that is needed, please check out this letter to Congress from many of the nation's leading child advocacy organizations.


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