COVID-19 Child Care Support

Resources to support caregivers and their children during stressful times
Published: 19 Mar 2020

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): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 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.

In addition, Child Trends (https://www.childtrends.org/) 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. For more family-friendly resources, see Family Resources during COVID-19.