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Child Care Aware of Virginia COVID-19 Resources

Child Care Aware of Virginia is open and working to support families statewide who must continue to work during COVID-19 (e.g., essential personnel in our hospitals and grocery stores and others whom we depend on at this time) as well as the child care providers who support them.

VA State Agency Guidance for Child Care During COVID-19

Child Care Provider Resources

Parent Resources

  • Essential Personnel. Are you among essential personnel looking for child care? Call Child Care Aware of Virginia's hotline at 866-KIDS-TLC or visit VaChildCare.com

  • Need food? School or child care closed and need food for your children? All children under the age of 18 are eligible to pick up food at sites across the state. Families can text FOOD or COMIDA to 877-877 and they will be asked to provide their address so they can receive information about sites nearby. Or, contact 211 or  https://schoolmealfinder.hoonuit.com/
  • COVID-19 Resources for Parents 24/7 in Multiple Languages (Parenting for Lifelong Health)

Talking About COVID-19 with Children (CDC Suggestions)

 

Community Resources

  • No Hungry Kids! Coronavirus Grant Request (Offers emergency grants to support local school districts and nonprofit organizations in their efforts to ensure children get the nutritious food they need). Grant app here!
  • SAMHSA Coping with Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (English) (Spanish)
    Sesame Street in Communities (Health Emergencies Web Page and Kids Support) (English) (Spanish)

Webinars that Include a Panel of Experts and Q&A!

Small Business Administration Help

Virginia Department of Health

Need Help Reviewing Business Options?

Virginia Employment Commission

Tax Relief

The are many new financing options available to support child care programs. However, it can be confusing to know which path might be the best for you. The podcasts below help every child care program understand the options available and key questions to consider.

Podcasts from the Committee for Economic Development (CED), April 16, 2020

CDC Recent Guidance