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COVID-19 Child Care Support

Resources to support caregivers and their children during stressful times

We are holding in our thoughts those who access the Virtual Lab School during this COVID-19 pandemic, particularly child care professionals, and we wish you all good health and safety. You can find the latest information regarding COVID-19 at the Center for Disease Control (CDC): with specific guidance for child care programs, including how to talk to children about the disease. You can also find more information and resources specifically for child care professionals offered by Child Care Aware. In addition, Child Trends offers some tailored guidance on supporting children’s social emotional well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Child Mind Institute also offers tips on nurturing and protecting kids during this crisis

In addition, Child Trends ( has pulled together a strong set of resources:

Resources for educators and child care providers

Resources for communities, states, territories, and tribes

Resource list drawn from Child Trends (March 19, 2020). Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic, as well as other sourcesFor more family-friendly resources, see Family Resources during COVID-19.